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Old 27.05.2019, 10:29
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Why would a confirmed Brexit vote do damage? I'd think quite the contrary as it would legitimize the tiny overweight for Brexit.
A re-vote has too much risk. Good results:

If leave win by a bigger margin - good, lets leave. its unlikely though. Good in terms of democracy, not in terms of UK btw.

But:

Leave win by same margin: Same arguments as before.
Leave win by lower margin (51-49) - even worse arguments than before.
Remain win by lower margin (51-49) - not taken as democratic by leavers using argument its smaller than before.
Remain win by higher margin on higher turnout - Remain say "right its now settled", leave want another vote.
Remain win by higher margin on lower turnout - Leave will say its undemocratic because remain complained about turnout first time round.

You could go on and on. The first vote has to be implemented, for democracy to continue, only then can you have another referendum in a few years which may result in us rejoining.
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