Should all major decisions go to a public referendum?

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I have quite mixed views on this, but I mainly believe that most major decisions should go to a public referendum – especially if they involve things that could affect our future. Politicians hold a lot of power already, and if we give them any more, some may use it for granted.

However, sometimes a referendum can be incredibly close, say if there was a vote for which biscuit should be banned; 51% could say bourbons, and the remaining 49% could say custard creams, therefore resulting in over 30,000,000 very sad and angry people.

Overall, the public should have a say in what happens to our country, but the government should get some power over us, as they are voted in, and should therefore have some responsibility.

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