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What to put on the ballot paper? Seven options for a second referendum

The “people’s vote” campaign could succeed—but what question to ask voters? 

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Elisabeth Moseley/DPA/PA Images

A “people’s vote” is becoming more popular and more likely. If MPs roundly defeat the government in the coming “meaningful” vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a referendum will move from the possible to the probable.

Holding a referendum will not be easy. For a start, it can’t be held before 29thMarch—the day Brexit is scheduled to take effect. The UK will have to ask the rest of the EU to delay our departure. This could have knock-on consequences—for example, for the UK’s participation…

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