Many voters in northern England were originally for leaving the European Union due to immigration. However, as the nation stumbles forward with the process, some individuals who voted for Brexit are second-guessing their decision. Britain’s economy might suffer among other aspects. There is a likelihood that a Brexit re-vote could be in the future.
Alan Wood, one of those voters stated he didn’t know how big this was going to be. According to Wood, if there were another vote, many people would change their minds this time and vote to stay.
Is it Possible There Could be A Brexit Re-Vote in the Near Future?
With the agonizing exit negotiations and Britain’s slowing economy, pro-Europeans are seeing a slight change in the winds and are trying to work up support for another vote on leaving the EU.
Rather than a rerun of the plebiscite in 2016, the new people’s vote would determine if the proposed Brexit deals the government comes up with actually match the promises made in the raucous referendum campaign.
It is estimated that the possibility of stopping Brexit is between 30 and 40 percent. Any deal made by Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister, needs approval from Parliment.
If lawmakers reject her agreement, May would have three options. First, she could attempt a renegotiation which is unlikely due to domestic political pressures and resistance from the EU. Second, she could call a general election, or third, put the Brexit plan directly to the people.
A reversal, however, is highly unlikely. Neither the main opposition party nor the government wants a new referendum. Pro-Europeans also will have a difficult time gaining more support among a populace that is either weary or indifferent.
Even though Britain’s economy is one of the lower ones in the Western world, the vast recession predicted by Brexit opponents have yet to appear. Withdrawl negotiations are going poorly for London.
Although the shift in opinion against Brexit is minuscule, there is a growing group that believes they can fix what they see as a terrible mistake.
Andrew Adonis, a former minister from Oxford University, states the real agenda of Brexit supports is to shrink the state, extending laissez-faire policies from Margaret Thatcher. To him, the vote is a protest from areas with real grievances. He also believes immigration issues must be discussed.