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Is there some legal requirement I am not aware of that prevents the holding of a second referendum before the end of March? I appreciate there are some parliamentary procedures to be gone through, but the campaign itself need not be any longer than your average G.E. campaign, i.e. 3/4 weeks. It's not as if the issues haven't been discussed to death over the past 3 years. It seems to me the UK should avoid asking for an A.50 extension if possible, as a refusal might offend...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 30th, 2018 at 05:01:13 PM EST
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The EU has several times expressed its wish to see the UK remain. A very recent statement from the EU says there are only three ways forward: the May agreement, no deal, or no Brexit.

Why would there be a refusal to accommodate a British move towards a likely Remain outcome?

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Dec 1st, 2018 at 03:58:41 PM EST
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I don't think there would be, but at the same time an A.50 extension requires unanimous agreement on the Council so it just takes one member with a grudge...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Dec 1st, 2018 at 05:07:31 PM EST
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And as I pointed out a few weeks ago, over the past two years, the Tories have managed to offend quite a number of people in many EU27 countries, including countries traditionally sympathetic to the UK positions; it turns out that many people in Europe can read and understand English, actually (I know: shocking).

Would that be enough to push some to block to block A50 extension (cough - Gibraltar - cough)? Probably not, but it's hard to predict.

by Bernard on Sat Dec 1st, 2018 at 05:36:59 PM EST
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