Sunday, 26 June 2016

It's time Wales joined Scotland in abandoning the ship before we hit the rocks.

At the moment I can not  agree with   Plaid Cymru 's Adam Price  who  says a second referendum on EU membership should be held once the precise terms of Brexit have been negotiated.
MR Price , the Shadow Minister for Finance and Economy , said the UK’s departure from the EU would have economic and social implications that lasted generations, and it was 
“the right thing democratically” that people should have a further vote once the exit terms were clear.
Mr Price said: 
“The EU will take a hard position towards the UK on the terms of exit.
“They’re worried about contagion – that if the UK is allowed to depart on generous terms, other EU members might be tempted to follow.
“They are very likely to say that if we want access to the Single European Market we will have to allow free movement of people and pay a substantial fee.
“It’s these two elements of our EU membership that the Leave campaign was constantly complaining about.
“The alternative will be that we don’t have access to the Single Market and spent five to seven years negotiating 15 trade deals with the rest of the world.
“With David Cameron stepping down, there is very likely to be a general election in October. Parties should commit themselves to put the result of exit negotiations to another referendum.
“That seems to me the right thing democratically to do. At this week’s referendum people were voting in the dark, not knowing what would be on offer in terms of a trade deal.
“They deserve to know the exact terms under which we would leave the EU and then to make an informed choice between going or staying.”
It is a solid argument  and we are approaching 3 Million signatures  you can do it here.

EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum

We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.
Sign this petition
2,793,989 signatures

 The page also provides us with the amount of signatures from each UK Constituency  Pontypridd fpr example has at this time  (06:47 26/06/16 )2706 and no Welsh constituency has under 1000 signatories 

What we don't know is to what extent those who have signed are Brexiters who woke up on Friday and said "Oh God what have I done",

It may be that as the negotiations drag on and the economic and social implications become clear then it will also become evident that there is a huge shift in public opinion against leaving.

Of course we may have a General Election between then , but such an election will be fought amongst divided parties .

But will a second referendum help?

You would probably need to win with at least two thirds of the vote and Scotland may be gone by then.

We in England and Wales are heading for the Rocks and we have lost complete control of the rudder .

With both the Tories and Labour leaders unable to get full backing from their MP 's there appears no Captain to take control'

If ever there was a time to join Scotland in the lifeboats it is now.

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