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Old 25.06.2016, 19:47
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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No you voted OUT - the EU will reform, but the UK will not be part of this- at least that was never part of the vote. Article 50 makes it clear that negotiations with a country voting OUT is not possible.

So, what would happen in the UK, do you believe, if the government refused to implement the vote?
I think there's an outside chance, but still a very real possibility, that a massively revised EU-like treaty might be put forward before clause 50 is invoked, and that Britain would be very much a part of it. In such a situation a new mandate from the people may well be needed, be it in the form of a General Election or another referendum after new terms have been negotiated.

If nothing changes from the EU side I can't see how the government could refuse to abide by the referendum result, except in the case of the winning party of a new General Election doing so on a platform specifically based on remaining within the current EU.
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