Theresa May’s Brexit deal contains little to please brexiteers or remainers. Should the government go back to the people for a second referendum on Brexit?
The public has already spoken.
It would undermine British democracy
The public voted in the majority to leave the EU. This makes the vote legitimate.
It Would Increase Division
The first referendum sewed division. The second would exacerbate the situation.
It is a pointless debate because we can't have a second referendum.
We don’t have time
It is a pointless debate because we don’t have time for a second referendum before the Article 50 deadline.
We need a General Election not a Second Referendum
The Conservative party has made a mess of Brexit. The people need to vote on the leadership, not the policy.
It is in Britain’s best interests to hold another vote
The Vote Leave Campaign Undermined the Legitimacy of the First Referendum
The first referendum was not valid as Vote Leave campaigned illegally.
We need one more referendum to settle the Brexit debate once and for all
The first referendum did not kill the topic. We need one more to move on and put Brexit to bed.
The People Who Voted for Brexit Are Dying Off
A natural demographic shift has taken place. By January 2019, even if nobody changes their mind, the country will be pro-Remain.
The public has voted for Brexit but not for the type of Brexit. Since the politicians can’t agree, a referendum could decide the issue.
The Brexit on offer is not what we voted for
The issues that were important to people who voted to leave the EU in 2016 have not been addressed in the Brexit deal on the table.
The Government Needs Further Clarification
The first election was the ‘yes or no’ the second will be the ‘how’
Now we know what the deal is we should have a chance to vote on it.
We've Changed Our Mind on Brexit
Polls indicate the public no longer wants Brexit.
A No-Deal Brexit is the Worst-of-all-Worlds Scenario
There is agreement on all sides that a no-deal Brexit would damage the country. Therefore, it need not be in the second referendum.
The only way out of the political deadlock is through a second referendum in which May's plan, a no-deal Brexit and the option to remain are all on the table.
There Must be Something for Everyone
All the Brexit camps must be represented in another referendum.
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