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Old 17th January 2019
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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Originally Posted by Otto View Post
An interesting piece in the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/o...eferendum.html

"There are no good solutions to the current impasse but a second referendum is the least bad. All the debate has come up against a stubborn fact: Brexit is damaging to the British national interest. No deal can make it look good. May tried and failed. The British, and particularly British youth, deserve the right to determine their long-term future on the basis of reality."
What would a second referendum achieve, apart from to trash the first one? We would no more know what the circumstances of our leaving would be than we did the first time. That is because we could not have foreseen the long process and divisions that arose for the first one and much the same kind of thing could happen second time around.

In the meantime, such damage as has been/is being done by uncertainty and delay would continue to get worse as the process is prolonged.

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