Referendum to either remain or leave the EU
We have just had a referendum to either remain or leave the EU, this as divided the UK, by regions, ages and classes, not to mention the political establishment.
The vote was close 48.1% to stay 51.9% to leave. A majority of about 8% majority to leave.
David Cameron as resigned, leaving the Conservative Party to pick a new leader and hopefully get their act together before debating with Brussels on our exit terms.
The Labour Party [elite] is playing the blame game and blaming Jeremy Corbyn. Seeking a vote of no confidence and to have a new leader more acceptable to who, the elites, or the people?
SNP in Scotland are making noises for a referendum to leave the UK and join the EU
The EU Presidents, Commissioners [of the six founding members states] are pressurising Britain to formally start the proceedings to leave the EU. Article 50
But it is up to the British Parliament to implement Article 50 and start formal leaving negotiations [a two-year time limit applies to complete these negotiations] but it is up to the British Parliament to decide, when or if, to implement article 50.
Yes we have had a referendum, but we are a Parliamentary Democracy [some say Parliamentary Dictatorship] so Parliament could ignore the results [could cause unrest] or offer a solution.
This solution as come from an on line petition for a second referendum. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215
This currently as almost Three million signatures, so Parliament should debate the petition. It could just be a face saving exercise to allow Parliament to call a second referendum. If it was also to site the fact that the majority of under 30’s where in favour of staying. They could even adopt the Scottish Policy of allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in a fresh referendum.
This could be put to the EU member states [we don’t need their permission] but a] it would get the six original states back in their box. And b] If we do remain after a second referendum we could really bring some pressure on the un-elected Commissioners and to try to create a more open and democratic EU.
Maybe for a start have the EU’s books audited [this as not been done period] why not?