If laws are created by referendum, do they need to be simplified for a mass audience (the proposed referendum on the new EU Reform Treaty springs to mind)? However, I suspect that the most complex laws can be explained in relatively simple terms by experts and politicians, answering simple questions that voters ask:
- What's in it for me?
- What will it cost me?
- Who does it benefit?
- Is it fair and moral?
- Does it fit with my view of the world?
Of course, some issues are far simpler than EU Reform: Can we smoke in public places? Should we ban fox hunting?