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Thread #166609 Message #4010277
Posted By: DMcG
24-Sep-19 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit 'Take Back Control' D Cummings
A further complication, robomatic, is that because it was never defined what Leave meant - or more precisely multiple inconsistent interpretations were suggested - that almost *any* form of Brexit is in line with what the 80% or so of Parliament agreed to when voting to invoke article 60. There are Brexiteers who are absolutely certain that all 17.4m voted for the version of Brexit they have in mind, and so any proposed form of Brexit that does not match is 'a betrayal of democracy' or some such. That is primarily why May's deal was voted down so often - a group referred to the ERG could not accept it because it did not fit their ideas, whatever all the rest of the 17.4m may have thought.
Calling for a confirmatory referendum is not going against the first vote - it is asking 'diud we get it right?' Arguably, calling for 'revoke' is, but I haven't checked how many LibDems voted for Article 40, so even that may be consistent with the earlier vote.