Will a decision to stage a second Brexit referendum be made in the UK?

The pressure for a new referendum grows both inside and outside a bitterly divided Westminster.
 
Over the weekend, the Sunday Times reported that two of Teresa May's allies -- Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and her Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell -- were preparing for a second referendum as "the only way forward."
 
Lidington is part of a group of senior ministers -- Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, David Gauke and Greg Clark -- who believe a new people’s vote is the only way to break the parliamentary gridlock, the newspaper said.
 
The  former leader Tony Blair said, "In these circumstances it is not irresponsible or insulting to put forward an alternative way to achieve resolution ... If (Parliament) can't reach agreement then the logical thing is to go back to the people."
 
The European Court of Justice announced later this month that Britain could call off Brexit unilaterally without needing the permission of the other 27 EU members.
 
Source: CNN

 

17.12.2018

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