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Questions for remain voters

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Livinthedream1 Mon 27-Jun-16 13:47:28

for everyone who voted remain can I ask you a few questions:

Would you be happy for the vote to be re-run with exactly the same voters as it appears most think that a large percentage of leave voters have now changed their minds. If a second referendum did not produce a remain vote with a large enough majority would we then go back to the leave vote or remain in the EU because there was not a large enough majority. I.e can the rules of the first referendum be changed. If leave won again with a large majority what would be the answer to the problem then?

Do you think the EU would allow us back? I understand that actually we haven't left yet but is it something that is actually allowed

TIA and apologies if some of you think these are silly questions it's just some thoughts I had on the situation.

WaitroseTrolley Mon 27-Jun-16 13:52:13

This doesn't really answer your question, but I have just read an article (written before the referendum) that said it's common for EU members to keep holding referendums until they get the 'right' answer. Will try and find the link.

Livinthedream1 Mon 27-Jun-16 13:59:53

Thanks that would be helpful

TheBathroomSink Mon 27-Jun-16 14:10:52

Ireland has done this twice - Treaty of Nice and Treaty of Lisbon. Both times, initially the referendum result was 'No', both times some concessions were made and it was then passed.

If Article50 were triggered, it would be up to the remaining 27 members to decide if we could then retract it. There was an international law commentator interviewed on the news either late Saturday or early Sunday who pointed out that EU law is largely what EU leaders want it to be, until it is challenged and taken to the ECJ for a decision.

noblegiraffe Mon 27-Jun-16 14:19:14

We haven't left, article 50 hasn't been triggered, legally all the country has done is held a non-legally binding opinion poll. The government could legally put the results in a cupboard and say 'that was interesting' then never talk about it ever again.

Legally, we are still full members of the EU, we never left and we haven't told them we're going to leave. There's no 'allowing us back', as until Article 50 has been triggered, there has been no legal move to depart.

It would be a bit awkward, but there would be nothing they could do about it.

WaitroseTrolley Mon 27-Jun-16 14:32:05

livin It was in the FT, but I got it from a snippet in MoneyWeek.

Livinthedream1 Mon 27-Jun-16 14:38:52

Surely though it the government were to ignore then should they not have done this by now in order to stabilise the markets? Do you think some big companies will leave regardless in case of another referendum at a later stage which results in a leave vote. I guess what I'm asking is do you think that all that's happened economically since the decision is reversible (I know it's only been two days and markets react before the calm)

A4Document Mon 27-Jun-16 15:02:53

most think that a large percentage of leave voters have now changed their minds

They'd like to think that, but of course it isn't true. The people who supposedly "regret voting leave" are very likely to be remain voters trying to distort the result.

Mistigri Mon 27-Jun-16 16:27:22

Referendums are terrible ways to make big, complex decisions. I'd only support a referendum if it was a clear choice between two concrete alternatives (eg between EU and EEA membership), and even then I think this sort of decision is better made by elected representatives.

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