Referendums on social questions have been attacked by all sides for being unnecessary or actively harmful. But such criticisms mostly miss the point.
Voters have very different views than the pundits. Whilst they are much more conservative on some issues, they also love socialism. By advocating for it, Corbyn is very likely to win.
NHS Trusts are cutting funding for IVF, inspiring protest. But there are many reasons to be sceptical of providing IVF on the NHS. It's not just that it's not really a treatment for an illness - there is a range of moral problems it raises.
Scotland's Union with England can't be compared with Brussels' government of Britain. Scotland, England and Wales belong to each other by history and necessity.
It is argued that private schools are unfair because everyone has the right to receive the same education. But this claim leads to the abolition of the family.
Neither Thatcher nor neo-liberal theory transformed Britain from a flourishing society into a sweatshop of selfishness. To see the real perpetrators, look to the academic left.
The Labour manifesto should be judged by its probable consequences, not on whether we would enjoy the freebies it promises.