The People of the United Kingdom voted in the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum to decide whether to continue their country’s EU membership — a vote won by the ‘Leave’ campaign with a 52-48 per cent margin of victory.
This was followed by a General Election on June 8, 2017 — a vote on the confidence UK voters felt in Theresa May’s government — but it also verified that voters still believed in a government that campaigned on Brexit.
Therefore, under no circumstances should Brexit referendum do-overs be entertained.
Whether Theresa May agrees with Brexit or not (apparently she’s a closet Remainer) the fact is that a majority of Britons voted to Leave the European Union and their wishes need to be honoured. Nothing else is important here except for the will of the majority.
Some (like UKIP’s Nigel Farage) worry that the longer Brexit drags on, the more opportunities for the well-organized and well-funded (globalist) Remainers to slow and obfuscate the divorce process — until the point that even if the UK does secure a ‘Brexit’ it may be in name only; e.g.: a ‘Soft Brexit’. For that reason it’s too risky to go one more day than necessary to arrive at the Brexit finish-line.
And let’s not forget, large amounts of money are flying out the window every day into EU coffers at £8.6 billion (net) per year — and every additional delay costs UK taxpayers an additional £717,000,000 (net) per month!
What’s to be gained by additional delay? The People voted for Brexit. It’s time to get on with the job and for Remainers to stop having fantasies about referendum-after-referendum until they get the result they want.
Brexiteers (and other Britons who believe in real democracy) want no more delays, no more BS — they want their Brexit now, and if it takes longer on account of delays by a minority of citizens and by those serving in the House of Commons who care more about the EU than they do about the UK, the pressure from Brexiteers to seek an instant WTO-style Brexit will increase accordingly. And I will be with them on that.
The UK is either a democratic country or it isn’t. We’ll soon know, because if another referendum is held to appease Remainers it will prove to Brexiteers that the hard-won and venerable UK democracy model is broken. A scenario that involves having referendum-after-referendum until the losing side obtains the result it wants, isn’t a working democracy!
And a society where more than 52% of the population believes that democracy in the country no longer functions will create a bigger headache for the government than whether to Leave the EU. Civil wars have started over less.
Written by John Brian Shannon