fbpx

May dismisses second Brexit referendum

Former British PMs John Major and Tony Blair are among those urging a new referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, if MPs cannot agree on a way forward on the deal she negotiated with the bloc. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to argue that it would do “irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics” and would “likely leave us no further forward.” Last week she called off a Commons vote on her Brexit deal, when a split in her Conservative party guaranteed its rejection.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 thoughts on “May dismisses second Brexit referendum

  • Dec 17, 2018 @ 13:16 at 13:16
    Permalink

    The UK has already voted to leave the EU, and that decision was accepted by parliament.

    A second referendum only needs to instruct parliament on the manner of leaving:

    1) Leave with negotiated agreement (“deal”).
    2) Leave without negotiated agreement (“no deal”).

    The PM is right. It would cause “irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics” if the vote was not carried through. The vote was taken after the unequivocal promise that the decision would be carried through, and it would be the final and only decision.

    Reply
  • Dec 17, 2018 @ 14:37 at 14:37
    Permalink

    ‘Brexit’ fatigue has reached it’s peak, time for a ‘peoples vote’. Two out of three?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published.

Font Resize
Contrast