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From now on the UK should not hold any more referendums—full stop

The Brexit referendum was so damaging that we should avoid holding another at all costs

Remainers would like to see a second referendum—but only parliament can sort this mess out, argues Bragg. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Beware of holding another Brexit referendum. The first one damaged the country immensely, and a second could make matters even worse.

Primarily the referendum diminished our respect for the constitution. It took centuries for this country to arrive at the electoral system it now has. Blood was spilled, vested interests challenged, ideals fought for. But every few years the electorate can dismiss those who govern…

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