That is not how democracy works. The people voted. The people decided they wanted out for a lot of reasons. Some want their sovereignty back. Some want to limit migration. Some want fishing rights restored. It is not up to the political class to do all they can to overturn the democratic will of the people by being incompetent, making the worst possible deals, using scare tactics and propaganda etc., to blackmail the people in throwing away their democratic will. Why reward anti leave politicians for trying to punish the people for deciding they want out?
When was it ever anti-democratic to give people a vote...?
I can argue that the people also voted in 2015 for a government and under Parliamentary rules that government is fixed for 5 years, and yet when Theresa May decided in 2017 - only two years into that Parliament - that the opinion polls were in her favour, she dissolved Parliament and called another general election.
That ended in disaster which is one of the reasons we are where we are now.
I don't hear any of the Brexiters here saying that calling a general election when they think it suits them is anti-democratic. Convenient or what...?
If we can have a general election only two years into a 5 year fixed term Parliament, then why not another referendum when it is obvious that the situation that has developed is nothing like that which the people thought they were voting for..?
In truth, Brexiters don't really care for democracy, that's just a word they use to justify clinging to a criminally obtained barely-past-the-post result based on lies, corruption and false promises.
And isn't it funny how the Brexiters conveniently overlook the criminal activity of the Leave campaign. Is it democratic to proceed on an ADVISORY referendum (the 2016 vote was never legally binding) when there is proven criminality involved and further alleged criminality yet to be tried in court.
And isn't it funny how the Brexiters comveniently overlook the lies and disinformation of the leave campaign.... and their use of personal data illegally obtained by Cambridge Analytica in order to target voters.
And isn't it funny how the Brexiters conveniently overlook the opinion of a multitude of experts in their field, the advice of the Governer of the Bank of England and all the indicators being made by firms like Nissan, Honda and others who are packing up their business in Britain and moving to Europe or back to the Far East.
And isn't it funny how the Brexiters conveniently overlook the fact that the referendum was only ADVISORY. At no point was it ever legally binding. By the same token there is no legal bar to a second referendum.
Yes, Leave won the first time around, but we now know that the result would have been annulled but for a legal technicality. Does that not place a moral obligation upon the government to put that corrupted vote back to the people...?
And one more point.... I live in a fishing town and a farming county. The fishermen and farmers of Cornwall who voted for Brexit have now seen how their livelihoods are going to be affected and are overwhelmingly saying that given a second vote they would change their minds.
The only reason Brexiters oppose a second vote is because they are scared of losing it. If they thought they would win.... and possibly even increase their majority they'd jump at it like a shot.
Just like Theresa May tried to do in 2017.
Final word from a friend of mine who recently posted a very accurate observation on an LGBT site I also frequent. She said:
Brexit has managed to do something the Nazis, the IRA or the 7/7 bombers failed to achieve. It's turned the British people against each other.
And that's criminal.