Over 30 politicians in Wales – most of them Labour – have officially called for a second referendum on Brexit.
They’re calling it a public vote on the "final Brexit deal," but we know what that means. This is exactly what the Liberal Democrats are asking for. The Lib Dems call it a "People’s Vote" – which will include the option of just cancelling Brexit altogether.
Sorry, that’s not how democracy works. They would be well within their rights to campaign to re-join the European Union, but we must first enact the will of the people and leave. If that means a bad deal, then I’m afraid to say it means a bad deal.
Of course, it shouldn’t mean a bad deal. If Theresa May had the guts to stand up to her party – or perhaps, if she had more support form her party – then our government would be in a strong position to simply say "no deal" to the EU, and let them come running back.
But these Welsh Labour MPs, Assembly Members, and council leaders, are claiming that the final deal will simply be "too big" for the UK Parliament to vote on it. What?
I mean, I half agree with them. I don’t really trust Parliament to vote on it, if I’m honest. It’s packed full of Remainers.
There is the hope, though, that these Remainers are so desperate to keep their cushy jobs that they might be willing to vote with Theresa May in getting the EU Withdrawal Bill passed. Fingers crossed.
The news from Wales that 31 senior Welsh politicians want a second referendum comes from an open letter that was created by campaign group "Wales for Europe." The letter calls on everyone in Wales "of goodwill, from all parties and none, to stand with us in calling on our MPs to pledge their support for a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal."
This is pure politicking and propaganda. These people are ideologues, not democrats – and they’re taking this right out of the Liberal Democrats’ playbook.
A people’s vote? We had one of those! Two years ago!