The government has suffered a defeat in the Lords over its plans to offer the public a vote on major transfers of power to Brussels. Peers backed a cross-party call for referendums to be binding only when at least 40% of the electorate takes part - so reports the BBC. So the unelected dictatorship have thus chosen to force the elected dictatorship to overturn their wishes, regardless of what the people may want.
Oddly, I don't recall any such requirement being voiced when the AV referendum was held - and one can only hope that the HoL has not put ideas into the heads of those in the HoC!
As Lord Pearson remarked: "Their [the people's] decisions, even if only 15% of them turn out to vote, will be very much wiser than those of our failed political class."
For those wishing to read what was said, the Lord's Hansard is here.