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Why a Greening-style referendum would be risky, complicated—and quite possibly a good idea

A three-way vote would be complex and potentially divisive. But if Remainers want a new referendum, this is the only way it could be secured—and could, even, achieve consensus

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

Justine Greening’s call for a new referendum on Brexit lit a fresh fire around the self-immolating Conservative government.

The most senior parliamentarian so far to call for a second vote, her intervention gave new impetus to Remainers clinging to hopes of staying in the European Union.

Significantly, she called for a three-way referendum—offering voters a choice of Brexit with whatever deal Theresa May secures, Brexit with no deal, or remaining in the EU.

This potentially serves…

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