Skip to comments.While British Voters Flock to ‘No Deal’ Brexit Party, PM May Offers Second Referendum
Posted on 05/21/2019 12:42:53 PM PDT by KC_Lion
Apparently having failed to learn the lesson of her party being trounced in the polls by Nigel Farages Brexit Party, British Prime Minister Theresa May has further distanced herself from the British public by setting the process in motion for a second referendum.
Making her pitch to Parliament Tuesday afternoon to pass her thrice-rejected Withdrawal Agreement when it is put before the house for a fourth time next month, embattled British Prime Minister offered a second referendum as a bribe to buy votes from her political colleagues.
Speaking in Westminster, the Prime Minister said:
"I have also listened carefully for those who have argued for a second referendum. I have made my own view on this clear many times. I do not believe this is a route we should take because I think we should be implementing the result of the first referendum, not asking the British people to vote in a second one.
But I recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the House on this important issue. The government will, therefore, include in the withdrawal agreement bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum, and this must take place before the withdrawal agreement can be ratified. And if the House of Commons were to vote for a referendum, it would be requiring the government to make provisions for such a referendum including legislation if it wanted to ratify a withdrawal agreement.
So to those MPs who want a second referendum to confirm the deal, you need a deal and therefore a withdrawal agreement bill to make it happen. So let it have its second reading, and then make your case to Parliament."
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While Mays comments merely open the way for Parliament to vote on whether to have a second referendum, the political arithmetic in an overwhelmingly pro-EU House of Commons is such that if given the opportunity, Parliament will almost certainly impose a second referendum on the country. The offer breaks PM Mays previous comments that a second referendum would break faith with the British people, and would irreparable damage to faith in democracy.
can’t wait for Thursday! or Friday, really, I suppose....
How stupid can one person be? May sure takes it to a new low.
Good tactics. Just keep having more referenda until you get the answer you want. Like vote recounts in Florida.
Why doesn’t Theresa May have Joe Biden call Margaret Thatcher for advice?
In the end there will be real brexit and we will wonder why all this was necessary. Imo.
At this point the terms of a second referendum likely will not include any no-deal Brexit option, meaning that the terms will have been unilaterally changed from those of the first referendum by the government before the vote even begins. We’ll know by this time next week if this is even politically viable, but I’m thinking that horse is deader than Seabiscuit.
It should be a good weekend for Conservatives everywhere.
Memorial Day Weekend.
Fitting as it remembers WWI which was created and fought to keep the Political Elite in power and ruling.
The Habsburg Empire finally ended Oct 1918 after ruling or having influence from England to Russia.
LOong after the voters made clear their preference for Brexit, the powers at be made it known that voters choice mean nothing to the elites.
It’s like their are ruled by plutocrats.
It’s what the Deep State has in store for America.
A second referendum before implementing the first? Those who wanted out of Europe had to wait 40 years for a second referendum.
She’s a disgrace.
An absolute disgrace!
Their ratchet effect seems to go only one way.
There shall be no unscrewing.
It’s hard to get over my lifelong admiration of the British, but that edifice is crumbling and turning to dust before my eyes.
Theresa May cannot be removed by a vote of No Confidence?
She will still be ‘quietly negotiating’ by the time Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has left home and found his own American Duchess.
I hate politicians. They hold back man’s progress for selfish reason’s.
I thought the left wing blathered about "democracy" all the time.
Except "it isn't democracy" if Trump wins or Brexit wins, is it?
If the Brits had voted to remain in the EU, there would be no talk of a second referendum. These elitist, unelected snobs want the peasants to keep voting until they get the "right" result.
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