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Old 12.01.2018, 12:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

The Leave vote was sold as a hard Brexit but with all the fannying around it's not likely to happen. Why do you think a second referendum would make any difference and they would suddenly have the mandate to slam the door?

Your opinion is that a second referendum would also throw up a leave result, which is as good as anyone else's opinion.

There is an awful lot of buyer's remorse out there, borne out of "we didn't know XYZ would happen when we voted". I wouldn't be so bullish about a repeat leave result.

Added to this, confidence in the government is low and people aren't convinced that the current shower can pull Brexit through without leaving the UK with the worst deal in history.

The pound farts a couple of notches up against the Dollar and the tabloids go mental "SEE, EVERYONE?! BREXIT IS WORKING - The pound is absolutely SOARING. HONEST!!"

As I said earlier, though, I don't foresee a repeat referendum so I guess we'll never have to put opinions to the test, will we?
My opinion is based on:
  • The main reasons for Brexit in the first place (economy wasn't one of them)
  • Brits are a stubborn bunch
  • The bookies also reckon so

Surely the sensible thing would be another referendum, not saying this purely for Remoan reasons, but just for clarification. It shouldn't only be the question last time though, but.

Q1. Should Britain remain a member of the EU? YES/NO

Q2. If the majority of voters vote to leave the EU, what kind of exit should Britain perform? SOFT / HARD

Ideally with some literature describing the difference between SOFT / HARD for the soft in the head / hard of thinking.
Question 2 wouldn't be possible as we would require the EU's agreement. This will never come.
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