The general public was asked a succinct question. Should the UK leave the EU?
We were not asked ‘shall we give it a go and see how we get on?’ Or ‘Shall we start the ball rolling and have another referendum if things get a bit complicated?’ We were asked one simple question with excruciating consequences that no one knew or cared to inform the general public about.
Successive governments, whatever happens, should honour the result of this referendum, regardless of their views. To the Prime Ministers credit, she does appear to be trying to do this. But to have a second referendum would be wrong. Hoping that people would now change their minds or they’d just vote to stay in to get it all over with in my view is a pitiful and pathetic argument. Some of us are stubborn and would vote yes twice again if we could.
What happens if we have one and it’s the same result?
We could have ‘best out of five?’ Or another one with the question ‘Are you sure now?’
The general public was given the choice. We shouldn’t have been but we were. Yes, in all likelihood, now we all know more, and the snowflakes who couldn’t be bothered to vote in the first place now voting after they have accused the leavers of ruining their lives, and others will vote just to put an end to it all, the vote could be different. But just because it could be, doesn’t mean we should have it.
Mark Scotchford © 27/02/2019