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originally posted by: Freeborn
I think any result of a second referendum would be a problem....
originally posted by: eletheia
Because by default in 10 days time we will have Brexit ......deal done.
The June 2016 referendum imposed no legal obligation on the government to implement the result. However, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 sets the date of Brexit as March 29, 2019 in law. Crucially, it also repeals the European Communities Act 1972, which is the legislation that brought the UK into the EU. This means that a change in UK law is also required to stop Brexit.
So, to stop Brexit, Article 50 would need to be revoked,(which the UK can do unilaterally at any time up to Mar 29th) and, after that, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 must be repealed. Even if parliamentary approval is not required for the former, it is for the latter.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
a reply to: Freeborn
The first referendum wasn't binding. It was an advisory referendum. It was won in ways that are suspicious. i think a close result in a second referendum would be a problem. If Brexit really is the will of the people, it should increase its majority in a second referendum. That would settle the issue, I think. A significant number of people think another referendum is necessary.
originally posted by: oldcarpy
That significant amount of people wanting a second referendum would be Remainers. 'Cos they lost. Keep voting until you get the result you want, in other words.