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Should public opinion determine policy?

Political philosophy, like other realms of moral philosophy, deals with issues which cannot be settled by a formal test or procedure – such as a rule of law or the judgment of a political official; either because there is no rule or the rules are unclear, so that someone must first decide what the rule should be.

OpinionA classic issue of political philosophy arises from the decision by the British Government, in response to a national plebiscite, to leave the European Union.

Put simply, the question is whether members of the UK Parliament have a duty to support the…

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