What a ridiculous argument. We are two years down the line from the referendum with a catastrophic ‘No deal’ exit looming (something by the way that many of the most vociferous Brexiteers claimed would never happen and that raising the prospect was simply scaremongering), much more information about the likely impacts (or benefits if you like) of Brexit, no prospect of hundreds of thousand of migrants from Turkey invading the UK and taking our jobs and a whole 2 year’s worth of new young voters on the electoral role.
How on earth can anyone possibly think that holding a second referendum on Brexit would be anything other than democratic? How on earth can it be considered by anyone to be undemocratic?
The answer of course is that no one (or at least very nearly no one) truly believes that a second vote would be undemocratic. Claiming that a second referendum is undemocratic and the ‘faux righteousness’ that is displayed by those who claim so is disturbing. In light of where we are now and how we got here this position simply portrays itself as a nice and convenient tactic to attempt to skirt around the recognition that a second referendum would in all probability result in a different result - if you really believe that a 2nd vote would go the same way as the first, then what better than to remove some of the divisiveness that now afflicts our politics and our country than to have that second referendum.
If May leads us out of the EU on a ‘no deal’ then she will never be forgiven. Despite at one time having admired Jeremy Corby and the way in which he engaged with large numbers of youngsters with his radical policies, I now feel completely let down by his performance over the duration of the Brexit debacle.
What a sorry state our country is in!