Thursday, January 17, 2019

UK should have another vote on Brexit now that the choices are better understood.

Since Brexit supporters can't agree on what type of Brexit they want, I think there should be another referendum. This time have the referendum be a choice between Theresa May's specific Brexit agreement, versus staying in the EU. If the British people vote for Brexit again, it would automatically be Theresa's plan. No need to consult Parliament. Less complexity. Her specific plan ready to implement. If they vote no, Britain stays in the EU.

Another idea is a 3 way vote. Hard Brexit, Theresa May's already negotiated plan, or option 3 stay in the EU. See comments for why I added the hard Brexit option.

This was an interesting show now in podcast.

1 comment:

Robert Ashworth said...

This comment came to my post on Facebook.

That's not fair, Robert. Why? Because the May approach was rejected because it wasn't really a real exit from the EU, which is what the people voted for- a full exit.. So if there was a third choice that was a full exit, then you're idea would be good.

Below is my response.

I can see putting the three choices on the ballot. Hard exit, Theresa May's softer exit and staying in EU. Seems like, from what I hear, the people, not just the Parliament, are divided.

I tend to think people's attitudes can often be summed up with the phrase, "wanting to eat one's cake and have it it too." Also the phrase, "be careful what you ask for as you might get it." Seems like there would be reluctance, not just in Parliament, but at least among some of the people about a real hard total exit. That's because people tend to get spooked when they think about economic disruption that is a possibility that gets discussed after one thinks things through carefully.

If UK folks do really want total, hard exit and vote for it again, then there should be no hesitation. UK should then leave the EU totally. Bring back the hard border in Northern Ireland and all. As another phrase goes, "let the chips fall where they may."

Who knows, I'm willing to admit it might not be such a catastrophe. Any change is a risk to the economy, but who knows, it could be for the better.