People should realize referendums are not democratic. A referendum is not democratic because:
- it bypasses the democratically chosen parliament
- instead of representing a diversity in society it only favours one group (tiranny of the mayority)
- it misleads in asking binary questions (in/out) about subjects which are more complicated (what does “out” mean?)
- it is based on the idea that there is only 1 people with 1 voice instead of a diverse society with a variety of interests.