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I would support a second referendum even if I were a Brexiteer

Another vote is simply a democratic necessity, whichever side you are on

By AC Grayling  

Anti-Brexit demonstrators in Parliament Square. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Even if I were a Leaver I would support a second referendum for the following reasons. The 2016 referendum on EU membership has left the country in a deeply unsettled state, with divisions as bitter as those that accompanied the Suez crisis of 1956, and uncertainties as bleak as the days following an outbreak of war. And it has done so because the referendum was inconclusive and flawed, and did not deliver a clear and genuine democratic mandate.


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