Anti-Brexit Camp Wants Second Referendum
by Stephen Lendman
Call it the sour grapes crowd. When things don’t turn out its way, it demands another go, hoping for a different result.
Britain’s government responds to all petitions getting at least 100,000 signatures. Parliament debates them, generally a pro forma process, most often accomplishing nothing.
London’s Guardian said second referendum petitioners attracted over 1.5 million signatures by Saturday afternoon, an “unprecedented demand temporarily crash(ing) the (House of Commons) website.” It states:
“We the undersigned call upon HM government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based on a turnout less than 75%, there should be another referendum.”
A second petition collected over 100,000 signatures, calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare independence from Britain and apply for EU membership.
Rewriting rules post facto won’t likely go far. No precedent or legal justification supports it.
What’s done is done. Brexit won. How things unfold remain to be seen. It’s much too early for predictions except one.
Given powerful interests for EU unity, despite lots of contrary noise, the stars are aligned against Brexit.
Parliament alone will decide. Expect a majority to vote as they’re told, the same way things work in America. Democracy is pure illusion. Voters have no say whatever.
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