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Old 02-19-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Wrenching Spanners View Post
Two plus years ago, a second referendum would have been dictatorial because the UK had just had a vote. You voted wrong! Do it again! Now its a legitimate option for the government, but its not a very popular one.
I agree for an unconventional reason: in the span of three years, a not-insubstantial percentage of the population will be new voters, or no longer voters. The vote was close enough that if a lopsided percentage of the new voters want to remain, the current mood of the public might have legitimately changed even if no one individual changes sides on this issue. (Thus, my original feeling that this decision was so substantial that a supermajority for "yes" should have been required to prevent possible absurdities like this, but I'm not going to tell the Brits how to run their affairs.)