Second referendum required?

Brexit: Second referendum required before Britain can leave the EU, legal challenge claims

The law requires a further referendum before Brexit can go ahead, say campaigners who are mounting a legal challenge to slam the brakes on withdrawal.

The case will argue that the 2011 “referendum lock” introduced by David Cameron – preventing any significant change to relations with the EU without the public’s say – applies to the Brexit talks.

It makes the negotiations illegal without a second referendum, because the planned transition period is likely to mean a big transfer of powers to Brussels, according to the anti-Brexit Best for Britain group.

Well, I’ve never been a fan of government by referendum. But as we’ve got to this point by an ill-judged referendum, maybe we do need another to get us out of it, one way or another.

Whether this legal ruse ill work is a different matter. At this point, everything is up in the air.

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