http://www.independent.co.uk/voices...-rest-of-britain-votes-to-leave-a6901271.html According to the latest polling, 82 per cent of Londoners would vote to remain in the EU. Nowhere else in the UK is as positive about Britain’s place in Brussels as the capital. But what if, come 23 June 2016, the rest of the country shows Europe the door? Should the UK decide to leave, Londoners might well wake up the morning after the vote and feel like a city under occupation, a hostage to its own nation. Would London just have to lump it? Perhaps - but there should be an alternative. Both Vote Leave’s Dominic Cummings and London Mayor Boris Johnson have suggested the idea of a second referendum to decide the terms of any departure. Such a vote, were it to happen, offers the opportunity to get creative with our membership of the EU. One possibility is that, even if Britain votes to leave, London could remain and retain its own distinct links with Europe. This is not as mad as it might sound. London could become a variant of a charter city - bound by common EU trade laws, including the free movement of people, but the rest of the UK governed outside its jurisdiction. At the very least this is an interesting thought experiment.