Strong case for another brexit referendum: How to do
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
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
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. http://www.iniref.org/record19.html
He and some MP colleagues propose a referendum with
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. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/23/brexit-broke-parliament-people-fix-election-dilemma
He proposes that two ballots should be held in a
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. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-referendum-new-remain-leave-vote-campaign-uk-eu-a8460381.html
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. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-deal-final-say-chequers-theresa-may-justine-greening-referendum-a8468626.html
She too recommends a three way choice on the ballot
... 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". https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/referendum-final-say-no-deal-brexit-peoples-vote-chequers-white-paper-will-of-british-people-a8461331.html
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
Campaign for direct democracy in Britain
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