( A thought )
A new research has found that up to 7 per cent of the people who voted for a Brexit in the EU referendum now regret their choice.
The referendum was an advisory, non-binding referendum.
It is in fact not legally binding. Parliament doesn’t actually have to bring Britain out of the EU if the public votes for it.
By law, the UK’s legislatures in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland must be consulted before EU laws can be annulled.
The final result was 17,410,742 votes for Leave (51.9 per cent) compared to 16,141,241 for Remain (48.1 per cent), on a turnout of 72 per cent.
Half of those surveyed also felt both the UK’s economy and position in the world had worsened, but almost one in 10 said they did not believe the Brexit would be implemented.
More than 4 million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum but the Government has ruled out another vote on the issue, dubbed a “neverendum” by David Cameron.
The majority of those questioned also wanted a general election to be held before official negotiations on the Brexit begins.
The debate will take place on 5 September at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall.’
The result of the referendum should be challenged.
However the debate in Westminster Hall ‘does not have the power to change the law and won’t end with the House of Commons deciding whether or not to have a second referendum’. Which begs the question, what’s the point?
Remain voters want the government to prioritize staying part of the EU’s single market while Leave voters are keen to end free movement between the UK and the EU and both priorities are likely to be mutually exclusive.
The point is that it is the Youth of England and the Youth of the European Union that have to live with the consequences.
We have reached a stalemate.
It is therefore up to the EU to demand a second referendum.
EU leaders would have to come up with a better deal to keep the UK in the club.
This referendum would then be stepping stone not a leap into the unknown.
There is real concern in Brussels that any more special treatment for the UK could be contagious, a green light to other member states to try the same.
So what! Every country in the Union has to abide by the rules.
After the Maastricht Treaty was rejected by voters in Denmark a batch of concessions were made, a second vote was held and the Treaty passed.
Let us ask.
Democracy is government “of the people, by the people and for the people” – but the definition of “people” has changed throughout time.
Is it better to spend 7 billion on renewing an obsolete Nuclear deterrent or spend one billion to see if Peace which is at the core of the European Union is worth having.