Big Arnold wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:50 pm
It's splitting hairs. Parliament voting to implement the result effectively made it legally binding.
No, it didn't. In legal matters, something is either strictly legal, or it is not. There is no "effectively legally binding". Parliament voted for the referendum, it did not vote to implement the result. The decision to implement the result and dishonestly treat the referendum result as if it were binding was Cameron's and later May's alone, though of course Corbyn cravenly followed suit.
Had the referendum legislation been legally binding, it could and would have been anulled because of the proven evidence that the result was fraudulently procured - May was fully aware of this. Ironically, it is because the referendum had no binding effect in law that no action has been taken in this regard.