The Tories always talked about a referendum and used it to draw in votes.
To take the vote away from UKIP, which helped ensure a hung parliament previously, one was promised should the Tories win a majority. They did and thinking the country would vote to remain, the people ignored the mainstream narrative and voted out.
Direct democracy is great. Let the people decide.
‘Do you want your country to bomb and send troops into another country’ at the taxpayers’ expense (you will ensure suits in the arms companies, security, rebuilding industry (physically and non physically), etc. will make a killing that will never be returned to the taxpayer) to fight and kill for a tribe to take over and continue a civil war for decades?
Why are politicians ‘at the top’ lobbyists for a hole host of groups and companies related to making money, seen as the ones who know best?
Look at the shit show in the UK with the technocrats that would recommend lockdowns forever if their graph showed a pet had the virus. People like to call the politicians inept. They are for the most part. But those behind the scenes not elected but selected (in the UK you had Mr Sedwell and now there is a Mr Case) are not. They know exactly what they are doing. They have the likes of Jackboot Johnson leave little hints - ‘build back better’, ‘4th industrial revolution’, ‘reset’.