Jus­tine’s tip

The New European - - Agenda - Tim Walker man­[email protected]­neweu­ro­pean.co.uk @that­timwalker

I don’t think any­one could have the time to go to ev­ery Brexit-re­lated event, but I chalked up two last week. The Tory MP Jus­tine Green­ing, pic­tured, was, for my money, the star turn at Peo­ple’s Vote Cam­paign press con­fer­ence at the South­bank Cen­tre. “There are some folk who main­tain there could only pos­si­bly be two choices of­fered on a bal­lot pa­per – that if there were any more, the elec­torate couldn’t cope,” she said. “Well in gen­eral elec­tions, when there are of­ten as many as seven op­tions, I don’t have con­stituents get­ting in touch to say it’s beyond them.”

Words of wis­dom were spo­ken, too, by Ro­nan

Mc­crea, pro­fes­sor of con­sti­tu­tional and Euro­pean law at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don, at a Sakharov UK event at Europe House: “We are too much in­clined to treat vot­ers as con­sumers who are al­ways right, rather that ci­ti­zens who have a civic duty to in­form them­selves.”

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