Britain absolutely does not need another referendum on EU membership. The most widely circulated lie since the referendum result was announced is that people who voted ‘Leave’ did not know what they were voting for. In fact everybody I have spoken to, and the many Leave voters I’ve exchanged pleasantries with in internet threads was absolutely clear on what we were voting for. We were voting that Britain should leave the European Union, we were not voting for a ‘deal’ or a ‘Norway plus’ or ‘Canada plus’ arrangement, or to surrender our votes in the European Palrliament, Commissioners and right of veto while continuing to be bound by EU economic and social policies and having our parliament subservient to EU laws made by unelected bureaucrats. WE VOTED TO LEAVE,” END OF STORY.
Those voices claiming there should have been multiple leave options on the ballot paper (Leave with no Deal, Leave with a negotiated deal, Leave with a customs union etc. are disingenous, to do this would have simply divided the leavers votes, making it almost impossible for Leave to win even if each alternative to No Deal picked up only two or three per cent of the vote.
The chaos that reigns supreme in British politics is indicative of the disconnected between government and people, and the deep divisions in developed world societies, that may be observed not just in the UK but all around Europe and North America.
It’s a mystery why so many apparently intelligent people seem unable to grasp the meaning of “Leave.”