Why we must have a 2nd EU referendum (and maybe a 3rd, 4th, 5th…)

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It is not undemocratic, ignoring the voice of the people or remainer whining to call for a second EU referendum. In fact, not having a second referendum is deeply unfair to both Leave and Remain voters. Without it we will not have a voice in the creation of our new relationship with the EU and will be stuck with whatever deal the UK government eventually strikes. How undemocratic is that?

On 23rd June 2016 the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU, but it soon became apparent that there was no plan for what leaving actually means. Voters must be allowed to contribute to a plan.

There is a precedent for repeating a referendum about the EU — they did it in Ireland. In fact, as the EU is such a massive subject and with the Brexit process potentially taking years and years, why not have referendums about all the individual issues? – immigration, environment, trade deals, scientific and academic funding, etc, etc. People have got a taste for discussing European issues and being politically proactive – let’s build on that. We could have a second, third, fourth, multiple referendums and make our own Brexit, ranging from hard, to soft, to no Brexit at all.

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