Maybe a ‘do over ‘ could put the who leaving the EU to rest?
As Britain and the European Union grope for an elusive new agreement on Brexit, an old idea is suddenly getting new traction in the halls of Parliament: putting Britain’s departure from Europe back up for a popular vote.
Labour members of Parliament said they would push to attach an amendment to whatever agreement Prime Minister Boris Johnson brings back from Brussels, which would require him to let the British people vote on whether to accept his deal and leave the European Union — or stay put.
The last time Parliament voted on a second referendum, in April, the proposal failed by 12 votes. But two of the plan’s backers, Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson, contend that the grinding debate over Brexit has shifted sentiment enough that it is worth trying again to get it through the House of Commons.
For those Britons still traumatized by their country’s decision to leave Europe in June 2016, a second referendum has long beckoned as the ultimate do-over — a chance to put three years of turmoil, division, and political paralysis behind them by essentially saying to their European neighbors, “never mind.”….
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