Two sections:

Strong case for another brexit referendum: How to do it?

For comparison we mention several related "expert" proposals for a final "people's vote" about "brexit"

Strong case for another brexit referendum: How to do it?

Late July 2018


There's a very strong case for holding another brexit referendum, this time about a possible final deal with the EU.

In our view this should be held only AFTER the government has finished bargaining with the EU and after all the EU institutions (parliament, commission, council, 27 countries) have given their verdict.

After completing negotiations the government must formulate its proposal for leaving the EU. This could be called "brexit proposal (final)". The proposal might refer to a "deal" worked out with the EU. Or, if for instance the EU has rejected the UK's plan, the government's proposal to leave would in effect be "hard brexit" with an exit fixed by "Article 50" (Treaty on EU).

The "brexit proposal (final)" must first be put before the Parliament for debate and decision, then for confirmation put before the people in a referendum.

This referendum must enable the electorate to make the FINAL decision in the current 2016 onwards brexit process.

On the BALLOT PAPER only TWO choices should be offered. These choices are:

Approve the government's proposal to leave the EU, or
– The UK shall remain in the EU by immediately revoking its application to leave.

For comparison we mention several related "expert" proposals for a final "people's vote" about "brexit"

1. Member's proposal (bill) presented to Parliament in the House of Commons by Geraint Davies MP.
He and some MP colleagues propose a referendum with two choices:
Support the Government’s proposed exit package (ed. and  leave the EU).
Remain a member of the European Union.

2. By a well respected expert on british constitution, government and democracy, Professor Vernon Bogdanor.
He proposes that two ballots should be held in a two-stage referendum:
A. Ballot to choose between "Leave" and "Remain". B. If "Leave" has won, then another ballot to choose between a "hard" brexit and a softer brexit.

3. Ms. Gina Miller, a campaigner opposed to "brexit" proposes a single referendum with three choices and a preference voting system.
Leaving on the terms agreed – Ms May’s deal
Remaining with the special deal we already have but with a strong reform vision for the future
Leaving without a deal

4. By the right honourable Justine Greening M.P., Conservative Party, former UK secretary of state for education, government minister, a supporter of "remain" in the EU.
She too recommends a three way choice on the ballot paper:
... people get their say on the three practical routes ahead: Chequers deal; no deal; or Remain. Again, preference voting would be used to identify the option with most support.

5. The Independent on-line newspaper which has started a petition and campaign to allow the electorate the "final say" in a referendum about "brexit".
The Independent today launches a campaign to win for the British people the right to a final say on Brexit. Come what may in the months ahead, we maintain our commitment to our readers to retain balance and present many different points of view. But on this subject we believe a referendum on the final deal is right. We do so for three reasons. ...

Campaign for direct democracy in Britain
Citizens' Initiative and Referendum I&R ~ GB  Free info. about DD, also democracy+brexit Basic presentation