Magazine
Latest Issue

How to win a second referendum

If Remainers get another shot the key will be combining pragmatism with hope

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

The second anniversary of the doomed European Union referendum might seem like a good time to renounce referendums forever. The spring of 2016 was a festival of national gloom, thick with vitriol, bombast and naked dishonesty. Also, it is becoming increasingly apparent, with outside influence and outright cheating. On the eve of the poll, thousands of people will have hoped, demanded or seethed “never again.” So why would Remainers want another, how could we make it different, and perhaps most crucial of all—how could…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect