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Will there be a second referendum on Brexit?

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Do you reckon there will be a second referendum on Brexit? It's starting to look like it's going that way. May has got the deal accepted by the EU, next it will go to a parliamentary vote, and it is almost certainly going to be voted down. I'm sure that after that May, with the support of Labour, will say that there is no alternative but to take it to a People's Vote. I think that all the major political parties are working towards this, with the exception of a few diehard Brexiteers.
 
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Theresa May has clearly opposed calls for a second referendum after securing a deal and getting a backing of the 27 EU states. Generally, there is a feeling that Brexit negotiations have failed to achieve what had been promised. There have been suggestions that the Labour Party could easily back the second referendum.
 
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I don't know where it's going to go to be honest. Our Prime Minister has opposed a second referendum for a long time, but now it's questionable as to what will happen and obviously, May doesn't hold all the power. I just wish the issue didn't have such a detrimental effect on our economy.
 
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I think a second referendum is unavoidable at the moment. I'd like to see things resolved quickly because the whole thing is doing my head in. Of course, leaving the EU was never going to be a quick deal, so it's just wishful thinking on my part. @AmyRichmond did you see the recent report where over a million signatures were handed into Downing Street petitioning for a new referendum? I'm rubbish at predicting outcomes. I didn't think Brexit would happen in the first place, yet here we are.
 
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@Gareth The Great : I really agree with you when you say it is doing your head in - it's doing my head in too!

I watched the debate on tv tonight - it seems like it's been going on throughout the day. There have been some really rousing speeches, and it looks like nobody is keen on supporting May's deal. It is almost certainly going to get voted down on the 11th.

What happens next is anyone's guess - it will either come to a second referendum, or there could be a general election. I'm not sure which.
 
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To be honest, and this is my really humble opinion, Brexit wasn't a well thought-out idea and it could well go down as the biggest mistake of British history. Even if the main idea was to leave, this was not well executed. Considering how far this issue has loomed, I think it is safer to leave the EU, but with a good deal!
 

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I think a second referendum is unavoidable at the moment. I'd like to see things resolved quickly because the whole thing is doing my head in. Of course, leaving the EU was never going to be a quick deal, so it's just wishful thinking on my part. @AmyRichmond did you see the recent report where over a million signatures were handed into Downing Street petitioning for a new referendum? I'm rubbish at predicting outcomes. I didn't think Brexit would happen in the first place, yet here we are.
Hi, Gareth, yes, I did see the petition being handed in. I think strength of feeling is building up that people don't really want to leave the EU. The newspapers are full of how chaotic things are going to be if we leave with no deal. There will be lorries backed up at the ports, such as Dover, medicines will have to be flown in, there will be food shortages.

I think the best deal that we can have with the EU is the one that we currently have as a member state. Anything else is second rate.
 
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So what's happening now? The deal that May managed to get with the EU never did go to a vote, and it looks like everyone in Parliament is hopping mad about it. So now May is facing a no-confidence vote within her own party.

It seems that when Theresa May met with Angela Merkel she was told that there could be no alteration to the deal.

So now it looks like there are just three potential choices: May's deal, no deal, Remain.

Plus we don't even know if there will end up being a leadership election within the Conservative Party.
 
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