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Hitherto unstated complications of Brexit


Barrie Stevens
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If the issue of Brexit comes up in conversation with folk in UK, I ask them if they at any point ever thought their referendum vote was only ever an 'advisory' one.

 

In all cases, whether leave or remain, they ALL said no I voted to because I thought my vote counted and was for real.

 

The time for setting the parameters/limits/provisos was at the point when parliament set the date and conditions back in 2015.

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They did set the parameters in 2015, and the parameters were that it was an advisory vote.

 

I remember seeing multiple newspaper articles before the referendum about the fact that it was non-binding. If this came as a surprise to anyone then they weren't very well informed.

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Correct, Woolley, but had the vote been to remain, the chance of assessing the situation would be lost for another 50 years or until the union and currency break down (more likely).

 

The fact that the referendum ended in leave, at least buys two years plus to make a decision.

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If the issue of Brexit comes up in conversation with folk in UK, I ask them if they at any point ever thought their referendum vote was only ever an 'advisory' one.

 

In all cases, whether leave or remain, they ALL said no I voted to because I thought my vote counted and was for real.

 

The time for setting the parameters/limits/provisos was at the point when parliament set the date and conditions back in 2015.

you must know some thick people? all referendums are advisory but it would be a suicidal pm to ignore the vote

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you must know some thick people? all referendums are advisory but it would be a suicidal pm to ignore the vote

 

 

 

You mean like quitting the day after the vote?

 

He had no option really, did he? Nowhere to go. He had been laughed at by the EU in his "renegotiation", and his strategy had been rejected in the referendum. He could scarcely have gone back to argue the total opposite position.

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