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Are referendums in Europe becoming problematic?

Ruth Tarrant

18th January 2016

The Charlemagne column in this week's Economist blames the increasing use of European referendums on "Europe's voters [being] hooked on the cheap rush of direct democracy". Jean-Paul Juncker, President of the European Commission, describes possible referendum outcomes as a "continental crisis". What evidence is there for this claim?

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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