Referendum Re-run?

PetitionsThe world is still rocking since the outcome of the referendum and the leave vote yesterday. It’s rather weird that David Cameron’s resignation and the calls for Jeremy Corbyn to do the same are almost side issues compared to the enormity of what Brexit might mean.

Meanwhile, I’ve been clutching at straws by the petition that has been set up on the Parliament website:

We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.

I doubt if it will be successful although with well over one million signatures already, Parliament will be compelled to debate the possibility. And adds another bucket of muddy to an already very murky pool.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

7 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 25th June 2016

    Did your son and daughter vote? My daughter voted but not my 31 year old son. I think a lot of “Remain” votes were lost because of the disenchantment of the young and their failure to register. Lots of them change accommodation quite often. For many, the processes of democracy had previously seemed remote, impacting so lightly upon their lives.

    • Mr Parrot 25th June 2016

      My daughter didn’t as she is in Japan where it’s hard enough to sort out a bank account let alone a postal vote. My son did though and feels desperately let down by the result. His view is that with Boris Brexit on one side of the Atlantic and Donald Trumpton on the other, it’s time to get out of the UK. He’s looking for jobs on the continent, Holland for preference.

    • Trevor Rowley 25th June 2016

      How sad that the young should feel “disenchanted” at a time like this. They do seem to live in an idealistic world where only their view has any credibility and anyone one who disagrees is out of step and usually branded as a “stickinthemud.” Eventually, they do grow up and finally manage to face the fact that the world isn’t just about them but rather is full of folk with dependent children (and sometimes dependent parents) and mortgages and bills to pay. If they can’t sort out their registration to vote, amongst their changes of accomodation, then ‘appen they shouldn’t have been allowed the vote in the first place. Votes for sixteen year olds? I don’t think so.

      It was drilled into me that at twenty one (as it then was), it was my duty to vote and I haven’t failed to vote since then. If we all sat on our backsides on voting day, there’d be little point in complaining about Boris/Callme Dave/Jeremy etc. and then saying,”Something should be done about these dreadful politicians.”
      As the saying goes,”Youth is wasted on the young.”

  • rhymeswithplague 25th June 2016

    Ve grow too soon old und too late schmart.

    • Mr Parrot 25th June 2016

      Yes Mr Plague, it all smacks of divorce in haste and repent at leisure.

  • Steve 26th June 2016

    As much as I’d like to see Brexit reversed, I’m not sure I agree with the petition. A referendum is a referendum, and what’s done is done, you know? Revisiting it would just prolong the agony and inflame the fury of the Leavers should they lose on a second round.

    Sad as it is, I think all we can do is try to move forward and hope for the best. (I say “we” although, as I freely admit, I am not yet a citizen and therefore couldn’t vote myself.)

  • Roger Green 30th June 2016

    Well, the Brexit voters on US TV who say “I voted LEAVE as a protest, but I didn’t think it would actually HAPPEN” besides being sadly hilarious, is fodder for some Hillary supporters. Don’t vote for Trump as a “protest”; you might just actually GET him.


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