The Liberal Democrats have published their manifesto for the upcoming general election, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/general-election-snap.html, and it includes a second referendum on
membership of the European Union. Article 50 has been triggered, but the
process has not progressed to the point where it's irreversible. In doing so
they hope to appeal to the wailing congregation of Remoaners who still can't
accept that democracy means accepting decisions that go against you. Their
excuses are summed up by the contemptible Richard Dawkins, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/richard-dawkins-patronizing-git.html.
Brexit was the will of the people,
not the whims of a bunch of uneducated white van drivers and comatose grannies
with one foot in the grave. In their frenzy over Brexit, the Left have forgotten
their foundational principle; they're supposed to hide their contempt for the white working class, not wear it on
their sleeve. They have an incredibly patriarchal attitude towards the British
public; it's as if we're small children who have misbehaved at school, and so
Big Daddy Government has to step in and put us back on the right track. The
Left say they love democracy, and they do... when it favours them. When it
turns against them they abandon it for dictatorship without a qualm. Apparently
we "didn't know what we were letting ourselves in for". Yes we did;
the choice in the referendum was abundantly clear: "Should the remain a member of the European Union or
leave the European Union?" There was no small print about how big the
majority should be. Nothing was mentioned about how if it was less than 60%
Leave then it didn't count. It was one of the bluntest and most comprehensive
political documents in history. As Nigel Farage says: "What part of 'Leave'
don't you understand?" The people of United Kingdom Britain
chose to Leave in a properly conducted referendum... yet a year later the vote
is being spoken about as if it were merely an interim opinion poll. Source: http://www.libdems.org.uk/europe.
So, does this mean serious trouble from Brexit? Not if you believe the official opinion polls. The Conservatives have a decisive lead and they have pledged to honour the Brexit referendum. They are forecast to win a landslide victory with 414 seats, a majority of over 50%. Labour are currently looking at 155 seats, including my own constituency, as I said previously, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/reconsidering-voting.html. The Lib Dems crashed out after their stupid decision to be the junior partner in a crooked coalition with David Cameron and will probably get only six seats. However there are enough Remoaners in the country to boost that figure up a few notches. Four million people signed a petition to reverse the referendum result by force, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/brexit-backlash-begins.html. A bit of manipulation here and there are there could be a new coalition against the Tories, probably involving Labour and the Scottish National Party. Labour have also agreed to honour the 2016 referendum, but in a far more lukewarm and half-hearted way. It would take very little pressure for the Liberal Democrats' second referendum to become a bargaining chip with their potential coalition partners. You may think it's a long shot, but I would not put it past them. They are in a state of desperation, clawing to the flotsam of the EU, terrified of swimming out optimistically into the ocean of change. And, of course, if the result doesn't go their way, they can always have another election...
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/article-50-at-last.html.