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Second Brexit Referendum, why we need it!
It is “very likely” that the UK voted for Brexit because of illegal overspending by the Vote Leave campaign, according to an Oxford professor’s evidence to the High Court.
An exhaustive analysis of the campaign’s digital strategy concludes it reached “tens of millions of people” in its last crucial days, after its spending limit had been breached – enough to change the outcome.
A no-deal Brexit could cause major disruption across Kent, with gridlock on the roads around Dover, rubbish not being collected, children unable to take exams and rubbish piling up on streets, a local council report has warned.
The registration service for weddings could also be affected and bodies could pile up in morgues because of traffic gridlock, Kent county council warned in an update on no-deal contingency planning. Problems would all flow from the congestion and new regulatory barriers that would be in place if Britain crashed out of the EU on 29 March.
Northern Ireland faces blackouts and drastic electricity price rises in the event of a no-deal Brexit, leaked British government documents reveal.
The North would likely be cut off from electricity supplies from the Republic and unable to use its sole electricity link to Britain, according to an internal briefing.
The UK government has warned drug companies and the health service to prepare for up to six months of “significantly reduced access” at UK borders in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Last week, in evidence to the Brexit select committee, Raab announced that the government would be working to secure “adequate food supplies” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which could impede the free flow across our borders of the 30% of our food currently imported from the EU. No, the government itself would not be stockpiling food. Quite right. It doesn’t have a way of doing so
A no-deal Brexit could send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis, the Bank of England has warned.
It said the UK economy could shrink by 8% in the immediate aftermath if there was no transition period, while house prices could fall by almost a third.
The Bank of England also warned the pound could fall by a quarter.
More voters than ever before think the decision to leave the EU was a mistake, a new poll has found.
Just 38 per cent of people believe the UK was right to vote for Brexit, while almost half (49 per cent) think it was the wrong decision.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: Thejoncrichton
Didn't read the OP?
Because I did address that point, I think it should be one final vote to confirm the views of the British people not several I think several votes would be bad for the country.
I think that there should be one vote that is "no-deal" or "no-brexit". I would be happy to accept the results of that vote even if it means crashing out of the EU with no deal.
My only question would be why does it have to be a decision between only two things and not: remain, May's deal, or no deal?
The first issue that I have is that nobody really knew what they were voting for
Average real wages could be nearly 3% lower than if we remained in the EU, which would amount to a reduction of £800 a year for someone working full time on the average wage. Treasury analysis also shows that if the UK leaves the EU, after 15 years this could mean: a cost per year equivalent to £4,300 per household in the UK a hit to tax receipts of £36 billion a year this is the equivalent of an extra 8p on the basic rate of income tax Some argue that we could strike a good deal quickly with the EU because they want to keep access to our market. But the Government’s judgement is that it would be much harder than that – less than 8% of EU exports come to the UK while 44% of UK exports go to the EU. No other country has managed to secure significant access to the Single Market, without having to: follow EU rules over which they have no real say pay into the EU accept EU citizens living and working in their country A more limited trade deal with the EU would give the UK less access to the Single Market than we have now – including for services, which make up almost 80% of the UK economy. For example, Canada’s deal with the EU will provide limited access for services like air travel, broadcasting and banking. The deal has been seven years in the making, and is still not in force. If the UK voted to leave the EU, we would lose access to trade agreements with more than 50 countries outside the EU. The UK would seek to renegotiate these deals, but this would take years and there is no guarantee that the UK would manage to negotiate terms as good as those we enjoy today. The UK would miss out on the benefits of the trade deals currently being negotiated by the EU, including with the US and Japan. When these are successfully concluded our exports to the EU, plus other countries covered by EU trade deals, would account for 82% of total UK exports.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: Propagandalf
I never said it was undemocratic only that it has since faced several problems and faced lots of accusations around its funding and campaign practices which undermined it democratic credentials. I am not ignoring the outcome of that vote.
It was only ever an advisory vote, it was never a legally binding vote, there was never any legal requirement for the government to adhere to the vote in the first place.
I fail to see how a second referendum would be undemocratic.
You could prepare a vote that fast?