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Old 17.10.2019, 19:49
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Are we limited to two choices?

A) Bojo deal, B) No Deal, C) No brexit

Yes, because if the above three (or more), could have:

36% Bojo deal
35% No Deal
29% No brexit

Bojo deal would then 'pass' because it had most votes, even though >>50% of voters explicitly rejected it. Any 'win' under those conditions would be untenable.

That's assuming a one-voter-one-vote principle of course. I'm sure there are dozens of potential schemes that could be used (proportional/weighted/ordered...), but none with (AFAIK) any precedence in UK politics.

IIRC, debate on proportional representation went on for decades. Getting an alternative Brexit referendum mechanism in place in weeks/months highly unlikely, even if anyone could agree on which one. We'd probably need a prior referendum just for that and end up in an eternal recursive referendum loop!

Perhaps it's doable in 2 votes:
Ref 1. Continue with Brexit?: Yes|No.

If No -> revoke art 50. Done.

If 'Yes' ->

Ref 2: Decide: bojo deal | No deal; implement result.

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