After the referendum was far too late. Ask a vague question, spend millions on getting an answer, then all get together to decide what question actually was?** Everything is insane and backwards.JohnToo wrote: ↑1 week ago(and suggested at the time) that the referendum question was so open to multiple interpretations that, way before triggering Article 50, we should have held a Constitutional Convention or a Citizen's Assembly or something to work out what we actually wanted from the negotiations with Europe. But it's far too late now.
OK, but here we are. I will pause crying over spilt milk to look forward. I do not understand what they are trying to achieve. I don't really know what a citizens' assembly is, so I ended up on the Parliament website "A citizens’ assembly is a group of people who are brought together to discuss an issue or issues, and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen." But there are no decisions left to make. We are going to be out before anything happens, so all they are going to rehash old arguments. The future questions seem to be locked in, or outside scope of such an assembly - exactly how far Boris bends over in trade negotiations with Trump is not going to be swayed by this.
We need a Truth and Reconciliation commission, but we aren't ready for it. We haven't established who are the victims and who are the guilty, and everyone is angry and hateful and no one is ready to forgive or ask for forgiveness.
**It was the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everthing.