Liberal Democrats Promise Second Brexit Referendum if Elected

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The centrist Liberal Democrats in the UK have officially promised that a theoretical government headed by their party after June's election will hold a second referendum on Brexit to gauge whether or not the British people are resolute in their commitment to leave the EU, or have changed their mind since the vote, as attitudes since would suggest.

This is a bold move by Tim Farron, solidifying them as the primary Pro-EU, Anti-Brexit party. Their hope is that this will get people to move past their disastrous showing in 2015 after the Cameron-Clegg coalition in which many felt the Liberal Democrats capitulated to the Tories.

It will be quite interesting to see how their polling changes with this.

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Liberal Democrats will promise voters chance to reverse Brexit in second referendum | The Independent

The Liberal Democrats will offer voters the chance to reverse Brexit in a second referendum, its election manifesto will say.

Tim Farron said the manifesto would confirm his party’s policy that the final say over any Brexit deal struck by Theresa May should rest with “the people in a referendum”.

“It is still possible for the British people to stop a Hard Brexit and keep us in the Single Market,” the Lib Dem leader told The Independent.

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“If they want, it will also be possible for the British people to choose to remain in the European Union. Democracy didn’t end on June 23 and the people must have their say over what comes next.

“Someone will have the final say over our new deal with Europe. It could be politicians or it could be the people. Liberal Democrats believe it should be the people in a referendum.”

The stance underlines Mr Farron’s determination that the Lib Dems will offer a distinct alternative to the Conservatives and Labour, who both insist Brexit is now inevitable.
 
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The centrist Liberal Democrats in the UK have officially promised that a theoretical government headed by their party after June's election will hold a second referendum on Brexit to gauge whether or not the British people are resolute in their commitment to leave the EU, or have changed their mind since the vote, as attitudes since would suggest.

This is a bold move by Tim Farron, solidifying them as the primary Pro-EU, Anti-Brexit party. Their hope is that this will get people to move past their disastrous showing in 2015 after the Cameron-Clegg coalition in which many felt the Liberal Democrats capitulated to the Tories.

It will be quite interesting to see how their polling changes with this.

The Liberal Democrats will offer voters the chance to reverse Brexit in a second referendum, its election manifesto will say.

Tim Farron said the manifesto would confirm his party’s policy that the final say over any Brexit deal struck by Theresa May should rest with “the people in a referendum”.

“It is still possible for the British people to stop a Hard Brexit and keep us in the Single Market,” the Lib Dem leader told The Independent.





Liberal Democrats will promise voters chance to reverse Brexit in second referendum | The Independent
please don't tell me they are considering a real democracy - what would such a policy do if others got wind of it?
 
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please don't tell me they are considering a real democracy - what would such a policy do if others got wind of it?
Well, the Lib Dems are convinced that a lot of people have changed their mind about Brexit since the vote, enough to reverse the decision, considering the threat of the UK breaking apart, and of what leaving the single market would entail for British consumers and businesses.

I don't know if it'll be a sea change to more direct democracy, though.
 
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Ah, Progressives, lose a vote, keep voting until they get what they want, then all debate is ended.
If the British people respond to this message by greatly increasing the Lib Dems presence in Parliament, isn't that an indicator that perhaps the people don't want a Hard Brexit, or a Brexit at all?

Hell, you act like they've been in power this whole time. Lib Dems haven't been in a coalition since 2015, and haven't led the government since well before the Liberals merged with the Social Democrats to form the modern party.
 
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If the British people respond to this message by greatly increasing the Lib Dems presence in Parliament, isn't that an indicator that perhaps the people don't want a Hard Brexit, or a Brexit at all?

Hell, you act like they've been in power this whole time. Lib Dems haven't been in a coalition since 2015, and haven't led the government since well before the Liberals merged with the Social Democrats to form the modern party.
Americans have a tendency to think of all politics in American terms - other system propose problems for them.
 
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Is Scotland still planning on a Brexit from GB?
Yes, the Scottish Parliament has authorized the government to seek another independence referendum that could potentially occur between late 2018 and early 2019.

Although, they could probably abandon that if the UK decided to cancel Brexit, but that is on the British people this June to elect an Anti-Brexit, Pro-European government.
 
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Kinda like regressives that can not accept a court ruling and keep throwing ridiculous legislation at the ruling to try and weaken it.
win at all cost is not helping the citizens a bit. unfortunately, they lose and end up paying for losing. is there something wrong with that picture?
 

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