Should UK Hold a Second BREXIT Referendum? | July 2019 Assessment
A new referdum over BREXIT or at least a referedum over the BREXIT deal is requested by many MPs and activists. What do you think?
What is happening?
As Boris Johnson seems to be favorite for becoming the next Tory leader (and the next UK Prime Minister) of the country), many voices (from the Remain side) are pushing harder for a second Referendum over BREXIT or at least a referendum over the BREXIT deal.
This surge in their activity comes as many are worried that Boris Johnson is more likely to push for a NO Deal BREXIT.
As you surely remember, since the first BREXIT referendum 2016, there has been many voices (mainly from the Remain side) constantly requesting a second BREXIT referendum.
If initially the Final Say camp was seen just as an emotional reaction to losing the referendum, later they got more support and credibility as the BREXIT negotiations stagnated and created uncertainty wile a NO Deal BREXIT threated to break the country unity.
BREXIT broken the traditional political framework
This year (and we’ve seen just half of it) has brought 2 new political actors: BREXIT Party and Change UK, wile Tory and Labour has seen big internal turmoil loosing political momentum.
BREXIT also gave a distinct advantage for the Liberal Democrats that campaigned for remaining in the EU.
As you can see the Leave and Remain political camps managed to take control of the political agenda. And there is no reason to believe things will change soon.
Even more, Northern Ireland and Scotland high political figures (and voters in the referendum) have express their discontent with the BREXIT agenda. This is particularly worrying and we all understand why.
Now, as you read this, Tory members are set to elect a new leader (and the next PM) and BREXIT is the main subject on their agenda as well.
Essentially, both, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, are promising a better BREXIT deal. But, if this deal will not be accepted by the EU then Boris is promising a firm, No Deal BREXIT with no delay wile Jeremy is more reserved on the options.
The BREXIT negotiation has proved that going out of EU is harder and more complicated that initially advertised.
Even the PM, Theresa May lost her mandate in the process as she admitted in her resignation speech.
The BREXIT deadline have been postponed twice and many MPs are looking to get another delay but even the EU negotiators are reluctant to this perspective if no tangible change is in perspective (i.e. SNAP elections or a Second BREXIT Referendum).
Would a second referendum over BREXIT/ Final Say solve the problem?
One thing is certain: a new BREXIT referendum would certainly qualify as a legitimate reason for EU to postpone the BREXIT deadline.
Obviously the Remain side (as represented by Lib Dems, Change UK and various MPs in Labour and Tory) is hoping that UK people have changed their minds and a crushing victory will get BREXIT off the table for ever.
The Leave side (i.e BREXIT Party, many Tory MPs) threats with street protests if the 2016 Brexit Referendum is not respected and claim that, anyway, a second BREXIT referendum will have a similar result as in 2016.
Labour is willing to support a new referendum but only over the BREXIT deal on the table as agreed with the EU. Even so, if such a proposal wil be rejected in a referendum it could lead to a de facto BREXIT cancellation.
So, what do you think?
Should UK hold a second BREXIT Referendum?
Vote in the Flash Poll and comment with your best arguments.