Citation Boyle K (2016) The legitimacy of the EU referendum requires that citizens are informed of the implications of their decision. [Blog Post] 22.04.2016. http://www.democraticaudit.com/2016/04/22/the-legitimacy-of-the-eu-referendum-requires-that-citizens-are-informed-of-the-implications-of-their-decision/
Abstract The campaign over whether to leave the EU or remain a member has predictably focused on matters such as immigration and the economy. However, at stake at the referendum later this year are a set of rights that UK citizens have accrued by virtue of their EU citizenship. Here, Katie Boyle argues that the democratic legitimacy of a genuinely deliberative referendum process requires that citizens are kept informed of the implications of their decision at the vote.