Posted: Sep 19, 2019 9:57 am
by GrahamH
ronmcd wrote:The legitimate method to reverse/confirm the result of the 2016 referendum would be to have another referendum.

You don't think there's a legitimacy problem there?

"Keep having referendums until you get the result you want" is a legitimate criticism. Reframing the question is another real concern. May's deal vs. remain would be regarded as a betrayal by most leavers I suspect. "clean break" vs remain might have more legitimacy with the voters but could not be proposed by government with any shred of responsibility.

What people voted for in 2016 cannot be delivered or even really defined outside government so another referendum cannot legitimately reverse/confirm that result, can it?