I have been reading the 'New' Constitution on the Ukip website and am slightly puzzled by apparent contradictions where the granting of referenda are concerned.
In the section "What We Stand For" it states: "Give the public power to require binding local and national referenda on major issues."
In the section "Criminal Justice" it states: "Allow binding national referenda on controversial public law and order issues that are outside party politics. The public must have the final say."
In the section "Constitution" it states: "Introduce ‘Direct Democracy’ whereby 5% of the national or local electorate can demand a binding referendum on any issue."
So, are referenda to be allowed on "major issues", or "issues that are outside party politics", or "on any issue"? What are the definitions of 'major' and 'issues that are outside party politics'? If referenda are to be granted 'on any issue', why are the others mentioned?
If there is any member of the Ukip NEC or party heirachy among my readers, perhaps they would care to solve my dilemma? I do not mind waiting whilst 'New' policy documents are drafted..........
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