|Editorial commentary; How many Referendums does it take to come to a final decision?|
Once again the media is full of ‘Remainers’ calling for more Brexit Referenda, but at what point do we come to the end of the process’?
So come October 2018 the Remainers ‘force’ the government to hold another referendum on the terms offered by the EU for Brexit and the majority decision is to reject and to ‘renegotiate’ them. BUT what happens if the EU does not improve them or only offers to do so if we scrap our ‘Red Lines’ (as they have hinted; Michel Barnier on Brexit ), which overturns the result of the 2016 referendum?
Surely we will then (in all fairness) need to have another referendum to ask ‘the people’ if they accept those re-negotiated terms, or want to stick to the previous offer, or go to WTO?
One also has to wonder why the EU would offer us a ‘fair deal’ if they thought a bad one might ‘force us to stay in the EU!
Looking to Scotland, one also wonders if the SNP would accept that the same principle would apply to another Scottish Independence referendum. What would Scottish voters say, if they found that the Scotland / rUK settlement terms left them with unable to fund their public services, with 90% of the bill for dismantling old oil rigs, etc, no naval ship-building industry and no official ‘use of sterling’? Perhaps they could then vote in a second / third referendum to stay in the Union!