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Discussion in 'Personal' started by JL48, Jan 24, 2019.
Nigel Farage says it's better to risk a second referendum than agree to Theresa May's Brexit vote
Good to see Labour siding with Mr Farage
The amendment calling for a second referenum was withdrawn this afternoon. "With great regret, we will not be laying [an amendment calling for a second referendum] because at this stage, and until we have the leader of the opposition’s backing, it would not pass," Tory MP Sarah Wollaston said.
NF is not an MP yet
Farage was always in favour of a second referendum if the result of the first one was narrow. A narrow victory would be unfinished business and the fight would go on, he said.
and it goes on and on and on and on and on.............................................................................................
True enough, and when he's Prime Minister I expect he could try to legislate for another referendum.
Unless it was a narrow victory for Remain.
And if Remain had won would you consider Farage's calls for a 2nd referendum legitimate?
On this second referendum I'm reminded of Sturgeon and the SNO pushing the idea of a 2nd referendum just after the 2014 vote. After the 2015 election they thought there was a chance they could swing it after storming Scotland.
And people said ''we've had a vote, the people spoke, wait a generation''...
Odd how many of those same people have now switched...
If the result had been as close, but the other way, I would have expected UKIP and other Leavers to have considered that a massive victory, yes. Would I have expected them to push for another referendum? Yes. Do I think that UKIP would have gained more seats in parliament, and would Farage have finally got into Parliament? -Probably. Do I think that the issue would have gone away for a generation? Not at all.
Narrow referendum results rarely satisfy anyone, and certainly don't settle any debates.
The problem with binary (or ternary) referendums is that someone always has to lose. If you vote in a referendum you sign the contract to abide by the result. To do otherwise is hypocrisy.
A little simplistic, to say the least.
But that sums up most Brexiter arguments.
We should never have had a referendum in the first place.
I think it's a shame he didn't get elected at his first attempt. All he really wanted was to be able to prop up the Member's bar so he could enjoy cheap booze and to be able to smoke indoors. If people had had the common sense to elect him, we'd have never heard another peep out of him again.
Yes indeed, Brexiters believe in democratic choice. That choice was made in 2016.
You love it lexus............
Funnily enough, my guess is that there will be another vote. Next year. As is suggested in the title of the award, "TV's presenter of the year".
There will have been nearly 3 years since the referendum, so if "TV's presenter of the year" is synonymous with the EU referendum, we should be due at least 2 more by now! Or maybe it isn't synonymous, and Brexiters are chatting utter nonsense again . . .