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Come to think of it I’m sure May has flatly stated there won’t be another referendum.
Draw up a deal that the whole country doesn’t like and bingo, no deal can be agreed and therefore no Brexit.
I seem to recall Cameron and others insisting that there would never be a referendum on EU membership....but due to the weight of public opinion what happened
originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: ManFromEurope
Don't make the UK more important than it is. EU will continue without them, no pain.
That cuts both ways....the UK will continue without the EU, we have done so in the past and are more than capable of doing so now.
And I'm sure history teaches us that Europe has needed the UK's resolve and assistance far more than we've needed there's!
The problem for the EU was that if they let the UK leave without a hefty penalty, the next government with a populistic vote behind them would come up with the same idea of leaving.
And what exactly is wrong with other member nations wishing to leave the EU?
If the majority of a nations population wishes to leave the EU, for whatever reasons, why shouldn't they be allowed?
Do you disagree with the principle of Self-Determination?
Do you believe a nation should be 'punished' if by expressing its Right to Self-Determination it chooses to leave an organisation it previously chose to join?
What exactly are your objections to member nations choosing to leave the EU?
It had to hurt.
Don't make the UK more important than it is.
The problem for the EU was that if they let the UK leave without a hefty penalty, the next government with a populistic vote behind them would come up with the same idea of leaving. It had to hurt.
Really? I seem to recall having a referendum on EU membership was a major part of Camerons election campaign.
originally posted by: szino9
a reply to: djz3ro
would be very undemocratic, wouldnt you say? People voted out end of story. Cancel that vote in whole, i dont think that will be as smooth as they/she think it would be.