December 20, 2018

UK: Amber Rudd says second Brexit referendum “plausible”

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Amber Rudd let the con slip, again. She said in an interview with ITV’s Robert Peston that while she doesn’t want a “People’s Vote” (yeah, sure), she thinks there would be a plausible argument to hold a referendum if Parliament fails to agree on a deal. She is of course ignoring the fact that it was Parliament’s duty to begin with to implement the decision made by the British people.

It’s funny how politicians can take something simple and make it infinitely more complicated, isn’t it?

Rudd’s comments haven’t gone down well with everybody, though. Andrea Leadsom, the Brexiteer MP who stood for leadership against Theresa May and who is now inexplicably supporting May’s deal, has suggested her own rival plan if Parliament fails to vote for May’s deal. She told the press today that a second referendum would be “unacceptable” and that our Plan B should be a “managed no deal.”

That is, a No Deal Brexit that still maintains some kind of transition period and means the UK isn’t immediately hit with operating on WTO rules. I suppose this is designed to be more palatable than a real, clean exit.

The official spokesman for the Prime Minister, however, has shot down both suggestions – suggesting that a second referendum was not plausible in the event of a gridlocked Parliament, and that Leadom’s idea is “not something that is available.”

The spokesman reiterated that the EU has been clear, and that there is no withdrawal agreement without a backstop, meaning a managed No Deal would almost certainly be off the cards.

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commented 2019-01-02 11:42:10 -0500
Ha ! A second referendum ?

Does the EU think were all stupid ?

We’ve already had a referendum , and sure as hell dont need a second one !
commented 2018-12-21 11:36:03 -0500
The Referendum was held and the result was to leave the EU. The people were told that the results would be final. The Brexiteers won the vote….
Then along came Marxism in the name of Theresa May and her cohorts.

Britain! You are being shafted, wake up and smell the roses, organize a few friendly riots, or something, let the Political Elite’s know that you are pissed off. Let the people know that they are fighting the far Left. It is not a Political game anymore, it is your lives and futures.
commented 2018-12-21 00:54:27 -0500
Amber Rudd, one of the most useless Politicians and that is saying a lot in the UK.
Take NO DEAL, and tell the UN to f… off as you leave the room.
commented 2018-12-20 22:28:16 -0500
As I wrote before, this is the same tactic which politicians used in Quebec regarding referendums to leave confederation. But UK folks don’t want another referendum. As usual, Parliament is useless when it comes to doing the right and bright thing.
commented 2018-12-20 18:27:58 -0500
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