Please join millions of UK people and me in signing the PeoplesVote Petition, the Final Say Petition and the Revoke Article 50 Petition. Come and join the daily SODEM protest outside parliament too – every day they are sitting. Please also write to your MP – as many times as you can bear. Here is my latest attempt.
Whether you voted leave or remain, we should all have the chance to examine the final Brexit deal and express our opinion.
The 2016 referendum voted to leave the EU – albeit as a result of an illegal campaign based substantially on fabrications. The leave vote was based on promises of a Brexit that would be quick and easy, would retain all the benefits of membership and would not risk jobs, the NHS, the Irish border, citizens’ rights or our international co-operation on security, science, education, the environment or transport.
Nearly 3 years later, our government has finally negotiated a deal, but even leave-supporting politicians can’t agree whether it’s the right way forward. No one knew in 2016 what Brexit would be and no one knows even now, as the deal only covers our exit in detail, leaving our future EU relationship uncertain. While we’ve waited, much more research and analysis has been done about the impacts of various types of Brexit. Public opinion has also shifted as we’ve learned more. People changing their minds (see #Remainernow and @RemainerNow on Twitter) and demographics mean that the UK now wants to remain, as these poll aggregates show.
Once we have an actual Brexit deal on the table – let’s take another look and vote again.
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No-deal impact analysis from UK and EU
LSE Brexit articles and lectures
Institute for Government on Brexit
UK Government – No deal preparation advice
UK Government EU Exit Analysis – briefing document developed by the DExEU department showing that any Brexit harms the UK.