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Thread #165570 Message #4009248
Posted By: Steve Shaw
17-Sep-19 - 05:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
"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."
That's right. I think another vote would be close and probably not solve much, but I have a feeling it would mean we'd be staying put. We remainers would then certainly find it infra dig to go bleating on about "the will of the people." The country reflects the position of parliament in that there is no majority for anything. We are in this sorry mess first because we had that referendum in the first place and second because the bar was set way too low for a leave decision. Staying is relatively easy to reverse. Leaving is, in effect, irrevocable. The logic is irrefutable that, in times of uncertainty, the status quo is the safest place to be unless there is the OVERWHELMING and obvious desire for change. There is nothing overwhelming about less-than-52 to more-than-48. There's plenty of skin-of-the-teeth, and, moreover, if I might throw an awkward fact into the mix, 62+% of the electorate did not vote to leave.