If the will of the British people is to leave the EU then what's the problem with having a referendum to confirm that?
- BiffLv 63 weeks agoBest answer
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.
- griggleLv 63 weeks 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.
- David 420™Lv 63 weeks ago
Because Brexiteers are afraid they will lose. That's the only actual reason they don't want any kind of confirmatory referendum.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
I think the will of the people has changed
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- LônLv 73 weeks 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.
- 3 weeks ago
We should keep having referendums until the British electorate choose the correct answer. This could drag on for years and years
- Jack HLv 73 weeks ago
Because it might not be *the will of the people* any more...
- numbnuts222Lv 73 weeks ago
If there is a new referendum then it should be about whether to accept Boris's deal or not
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
There is no need for one. We have already said we want out and nothing has changed.
- TavyLv 73 weeks ago
We have already said No. it does not need to be done again.