BREXIT Referendum No. 2 on the way???

robut

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Brexit: Parliament Could Overrule Leave Vote

The voters have spoken. Britain will leave the European Union, after some 17.4 million people put their ‘x’ beside Leave in polling stations up and down the country.

But none of that necessarily matters. The whole thing could be called off.

That’s because the referendum is not legally binding. In the U.K. only parliament gets to sets the laws, and the legislation that created the E.U. referendum did not say parliament had to act in accordance with the result.

So theoretically, this means Prime Minister David Cameron could decide to put the results of the referendum to a parliamentary vote, rather than going straight to the E.U. to ask to leave. The UK Parliament is thought to be about 3/4ths in favour of Remain so this would negate the result.

Or, MPs could use the threat of departure to negotiate the favourable deal with the E.U. that eluded David Cameron back in February. They could then put that deal to a second referendum, if they so wished. A petition calling for a second referendum has already garnered over 100,000 signatures, so they could still say they had popular support.
Having listened to lots on this over the day on UK TV and Radio stations I am hearing that lots of people for one reason or another woke up this morning and regretted the decision to vote leave. In alot of cases they voted leave as a sort of protest vote while assuring themselves that the remains were going to win anyway.

We also have a huge cohort of remainers across the UK in Scotland, Northern Ireland, London etc .. almost half the population wanting to remain.

We now have "rumours" that Morgan Stanley wish to transplant 2000 jobs to Dublin and / or Frankfurt from London/UK.

As you see from the snippet above a petition for a second referendum has already garnered big support .. in fact the gov petition site has crashed:

Brexit: Petition for second EU referendum so popular the government site's crashing | UK | News | The Independent

‘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,’ the petition, filed this morning, reads.
So I wonder would it be a nice idea to put a few quid on BREXIT Referendum 2? And that all this could be gone within a few weeks or less?
 


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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
 

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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
:lol:
 

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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
I really hope you are right
 

off with their heads

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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
 

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The Guardian says that the new mayor of London, Sadique Khan and Ms Sturgeon of Scotland are looking into keeping these two spots in the EU.

Nearly all of London voted to stay in the EU.

If London leaves GB, GB will be stuffed - a third world country in the making.

However, I doubt it would be feasible for London to do so.
 

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It is more of a possibility then some may think. With the ouster of David Cameron and probably Corbyn. There could be destabilisation within the tories and labour. A general election called. New labour candidate not a pro brexiter and unenthusiastic about the process of leaving the EU. Throw in 18 months of uncertainty and bad news in the economy there may be an appetite for another referendum in the next 18 months - 2 years. Highly unlikely but non the less a possibility.
 

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It would need a general election , with a deal in place first, surely
 

gatsbygirl20

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It would need a general election , with a deal in place first, surely
God, that looks like an awful mess. They'll be no summer holidays for the "elite" this year.....they'll have to cancel all the grouse shooting on the Yorkshire moors and the fishing in Scotland.

They need to keep in simple. They're out. Leave. Take the consequences. Eat what you cooked. Quit with the buyers' remorse and the trying to have it both ways.
 

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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
Ireland wasn't bullied into anything. That's the BS line from anti-treaty people who didn't like the democratic wish of the Irish people, that's all it is.
 

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The Guardian says that the new mayor of London, Sadique Khan and Ms Sturgeon of Scotland are looking into keeping these two spots in the EU.

Nearly all of London voted to stay in the EU.

If London leaves GB, GB will be stuffed - a third world country in the making.

However, I doubt it would be feasible for London to do so.
No. London will be stuffed if it leaves Britain. So would Scotland.

Also, a city breaking away as an independent city state from a modern western country is just something too bizarre to even take seriously never mind to talk about it.

And the Scotch knew we were heading for an EU referendum during their referendum and had the chance to leave the UK before the EU referendum. They blew it and now have to live with it, just as 53 million English folk have to live with it when 3 million Scots foist Labour governments on them despite the English voting Tories.
 

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Yep, more power to ye. I think ye may regret it though.
Never. Brexit is the best thing that can happen. The British have reclaimed their great country from that shower in Brussels. Good times are ahead.

The Irish will soon regret still being stuck on the EU empire and will look on with envy at a free and prosperous Britain.
 

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Never. Brexit is the best thing that can happen. The British have reclaimed their great country from that shower in Brussels. Good times are ahead.

The Irish will soon regret still being stuck on the EU empire and will look on with envy at a free and prosperous Britain.
Maybe. But I think the fact that Ireland is now the only English speaking country in the EU can only work in our favour. The banks are already making noises about relocation and big pharma will be next.
 

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Sorry, in Britain we do democracy properly. The people have spoken. The Irish may have been bullied into holding a second referendum over the Lisbon Treaty but the British certainly won't.

Also, why would Prime Minister Johnson hold a referendum to take us back into something he has taken us out of?
Humble Pie for pudding old chaps?
 

ruserious

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The UK will have Arch-Gimp and Buffoon Boris as PM and he will lose Scotland.
 

Sister Mercedes

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Never. Brexit is the best thing that can happen. The British have reclaimed their great country from that shower in Brussels. Good times are ahead.

The Irish will soon regret still being stuck on the EU empire and will look on with envy at a free and prosperous Britain.
Yeah we can get our filthy beaches back again. I miss the smell of sewage in the Liffey.
 


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