EU proposes second Brexit referendum

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EU proposes a second Brexit referendum in a bid to double-check the ‘final decision.’
A proposal for a second Brexit referendum has reportedly been put forward by the European Parliament in a report. The report looked at Article 50 and how member states leave the block. The report was commissioned by the EU Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs.
It is claimed in the report that Brits were not given all the essential information before the referendum was held in 2016. MEPs have suggested that a second referendum would be a “democratic safeguard” now that all the facts are known.
The report said: “[The Committee] believes that, given the nature of the decision to leave the Union and its fundamental impacts on citizens of the departing Member State, the holding of a referendum to confirm the final decision to leave can be an important democratic safeguard.
“It considers that the confirmation of this final choice by its citizens is also crucial in case negotiations of a withdrawal agreement fail to conclude, provoking a no-deal scenario.”
The report went on to add: “It considers that all possible steps should be taken during this process to avoid disinformation, foreign interference and funding irregularities.”
London and Brussels are still battling over the Northern Ireland protocol.
SDLP MLA Matthew O’Toole commented: “Northern Ireland now has the unique ability to export seamlessly into both the British market and the EU single market – making us the envy of exporters in Scotland, England and Wales having to deal with new barriers to trade.
“Positive Brexit dividends have been few and far between and it is vital that we capitalise on them where possible.
“The Protocol is not only protecting Northern Ireland from the worst of Brexit, economically, but it also offers far greater potential than many would have expected.”


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Comments


    • Rosie

      18 February 2022 • 11:18

      No it doesn’t.
      It’s another story that the Daily Express pulled out between their gluteus maximuses.

      Reply
      • Eileen Hynes

        19 February 2022 • 21:51

        I think you are right. Trying to make a laugh out of remainers. Why would it not be in Reuters, circulated to all of Europe. I’m not falling for it.

        Reply
      • John O’Donoghue

        05 May 2022 • 12:05

        “MEPs have suggested that a second referendum would be a *demographic safeguard* now that all the facts are known.

        Demographic safeguard?!!?

        Reply
    • Michael Smith

      14 April 2022 • 17:36

      what a load of [email protected], honestly, does anyone believe this total twaddle? The eu are still trying to reverse brexit by ‘preventing foreign interference’ even though the eu interfering in brexit in this way is foreign interference.

      Reply
    • Stephen Riches

      02 May 2022 • 20:12

      The Tories would hate the UK to rejoin because it’d mean they can”t carry on their current savagery of the remaining democracy that still exists in the UK.

      Reply
    • Tim

      06 May 2022 • 09:01

      Sooner we have another referendum the better. All it’s done is created hardship for everyone.

      Reply

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