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Should A Further Referendum Be Held On Brexit?
A further referendum should be held on Brexit
The 'Leave' campaign has been subject to heavy criticism of their dealings in the lead-up to the election.
The result was very close to 50-50, with
a lot of leave voters
expressing their remorse. With the result being so close to a tie, another referendum should be held until a larger percentage of the population is in agreement.
Parliament itself is hopelessly divided and a constitutional crisis may be avoided by a second referendum.
In the previous vote the details of what Brexit means were unclear.
David Cameron did not initiate the EU referendum with the caveat that the British people are never allowed to change their minds, nor that they would never be allowed to re-evaluate the decision once made.
People with a legitimate and immediate interest in the result of the referendum (especially EU citizens, UK citizens resident in other EU countries) were not included in the franchise.
Article 50 has been invoked, Britain will leave the EU whatever the result of a second referendum.
We are in a representative democracy for a reason, where the parliament is called upon to decide for the common good. Passing the buck to the population means only taking away the responsibility of making that decision. A second referendum would be a mistake as the first one.
If Parliament cements the perception that it knows better than the electorate it is supposed to serve by instituting a second referendum, there will be irrevocable damage to our democracy. If it were to be called the first manifestation of this could be a greater leave vote anyway.
There has already been a general election since the last referendum, which gave people the option of voting for a party that
promised a second referendum
. That party got less that 10% of the vote, while parties that promised not to have a second referendum got
of the vote.
A second referendum would cause immense instability.
A decision has been made. One cannot continue to hold referendums until the result is acceptable.
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