Five thoughts as Brexit takes a mini-break. Part 5: democracy and sovereignty weaponised

‘Democracy’ and ‘sovereignty’ are shorthand slogans used to avoid thinking more deeply, or to listen to each other

By Peter Ungphakorn
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE101.WORLD, MAY 3, 2019| POSTED MAY 7, 2019 | UPDATED MAY 7, 2019

For months, the United Kingdom’s chaotic efforts to set up its departure from the European Union (Brexit) saw almost daily twists and turns. Tension mounted and the British moved ever closer to crashing over the cliff-edge and out of the EU, with only the flimsiest of parachutes.

This is the last of five parts on thoughts on what happened in the last couple of years and on what lies ahead. Several have been discussed before. They all contain new developments:

5. What exactly does ‘undemocratic’ mean?

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