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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 8 months ago

If the will of the British people is to leave the EU then what's the problem with having a referendum to confirm that?

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  • Biff
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Even Rees-Mogg, in an interview last month, has conceded the electorate is better informed than it was in 2016 and would probably vote to stay in the EU. That is why the government is dead set against a second referendum to confirm whether or not "the will of the people (2019)" is the same as "the will of the people (2016)".

    If the government insists parliament should respect "the will of the people (2016)", ignoring that the people might have changed their minds since then, why won't they respect "the will of the people (2017)" expressed in the general election by demanding a general election three years before one is legally required?

    In a speech in 2013, Brexiteer and former Brexit secretary David Davis said "a democracy ceases to be a democracy if it cannot change its mind". If, as opinion poll after opinion poll is saying, the people have changed their mind, a confirmatory final referendum would be entirely consistent with democracy.

  • 8 months ago

    Didn't y'all vote on that about 3 years ago? And you haven't done anything but bicker since then. What would another referendum solve? Nothing. Just more years of bickering. I swear,  it looks like the UK is being run by the US Congress. 

    Source(s): Mustached gun toting cowboy fashion victim across the pond.
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    • griggle
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      8 months agoReport

      The polls also suggested Hillary Clinton would be president of the US in 2017. Polls mean nothing. Votes count. Except in the UK apparently.

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  • 8 months ago

    Because Brexiteers are afraid they will lose. That's the only actual reason they don't want any kind of confirmatory referendum.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I think the will of the people has changed

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We've HAD a referendum and there was a majority of over a million to LEAVE!

    The losers want another go because they didn't like the result of the first.

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    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Griggle...you know that, I know that...yet Biff seems to think that everyone of them was telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Voters took what they ALL said with a pinch of salt......

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    We should keep having referendums until the British electorate choose the correct answer. This could drag on for years and years

  • Jack H
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Because it might not be *the will of the people* any more...

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    • Mr Sceptic
      Lv 5
      8 months agoReport

      No, ignoring the lying and criminal spending, it seems that's what their will was in 2016. It's now 2019. If we have a way to leave the EU, why not check it's still what the public want? You wouldn't want something important decided on what people wanted 3 years ago, rather than what they want now.

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  • 8 months ago

    If there is a new referendum then it should be about whether to accept Boris's deal or not

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    • numbnuts222
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      It's a bit like saying we had a general election in 1948 and so we should have the Labour party in power for ever more

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    There is no need for one. We have already said we want out and nothing has changed.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We have already said No. it does not need to be done again.

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