Theresa May’s Brexit deal contains little to please Brexiteers or Remainers. As it stands, it will be very difficult for Brexit to end in a way that is satisfying for anyone. Should there be a second referendum on Brexit, so that people can vote with a better understanding of their options?
The public has already spoken.
A second Brexit referendum would be divisive
The first referendum sewed division. The second would exacerbate the situation.
A second Brexit referendum undermines democracy
The public voted in the majority to leave the EU. This makes the vote legitimate.
It is a pointless debate because we can't have a second referendum.
We need a General Election not a Second Referendum
The Conservative party has made a mess of Brexit. The people need to vote on the leadership, not the policy.
We don’t have time for a second Brexit referendum
It is a pointless debate because we don’t have time for a second referendum before the Article 50 deadline.
It is in Britain’s best interests to hold another vote
The Leave campaign undermined the legitimacy of the first referendum
The first referendum was not valid as Vote Leave campaigned illegally.
We need another referendum to settle the Brexit debate
The first referendum did not kill the topic. We need one more to move on and put Brexit to bed.
The people who voted for Brexit are dying off
A natural demographic shift has taken place. By January 2019, even if nobody changes their mind, the country will be pro-Remain.
The public has voted for Brexit but not for the type of Brexit. Since the politicians can’t agree, a referendum could decide the issue.
The Brexit on offer is not what we voted for
The issues that were important to people who voted to leave the EU in 2016 have not been addressed in the Brexit deal on the table.
Brexit needs further clarification
The first election was the ‘yes or no’ the second will be the ‘how’
Now we know what the deal is we should have a chance to vote on it.
We've changed our mind on Brexit
Polls indicate the public no longer wants Brexit.
A No-Deal Brexit is the worst-of-all-worlds scenario
There is agreement on all sides that a no-deal Brexit would damage the country. Therefore, it need not be in the second referendum.
The only way out of the political deadlock is through a second referendum in which May's plan, a no-deal Brexit and the option to remain are all on the table.
A second Brexit referendum must represent all opinions
All the Brexit camps must be represented in another referendum.
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