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Thread #165570 Message #4009206
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Sep-19 - 08:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
There are no grounds whatsoever for claiming that there is today is a majority in this country for a no deal Brexit, or even for any Brexit.
Even in 2016 people rmerely voted to leave the European Union, that was the only thing on the ballot paper. There was nothing on that ballot paper about any of Theresa May's red lines such as having leaving the custome union or single market, or abolishing freedom of travel, all of which were in existence for years before the EU was established. A simple departure from the EU would have been available with no problems, and wouldn't have meant any problems in Ireland, for example.
And of course the margin of victory in 2016 was far smaller than the number of fresh voters who have joined the electoral roll since then, most of whom are generally accepted even by Brexiteers to be remainers.
And what should settle the argument about what is the "will of the people" is the fact that there is evidently unanimity among Brexiteers that a fresh People's Vote must not be allowed.