The Smoking Ban, the Seat Belt Law, and How to Fix Brexit

Should politicians do what we want, or what they think is best?

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Brexit is clearly bad for the economy. I don’t think even Brexiteers argue otherwise now.

Imagine if constituents asked their MP to vote to repeal the smoking ban. Would Parliament cancel legislation that has saved thousands of lives in order to do the “will of the people”?

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