Verulam asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 month ago

IF there's a General Election before we have (finally - at last) left the EU, does that mean the entire Referendum + result is just shelved?

Update:

@ Squidmaster - unfortunately you are absolutely correct re all the rest in any Party's policies would be ignored. Leaving th EU is uppermost in all our minds atm.

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  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes .

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It does if the Liberals or Labour win the election....God help us all if that was to happen.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They wouldn't dare shelve the Referendum results as they know full well they only rule with the will of the people and can easily be removed.

    • Mr Sceptic
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      Surely the result of the GE is the will of the people. If they vote LibDem who cancel it, that's the will of the people in 2019. It over-rides the will of the people in 2016.

  • 1 month ago

    That would all depend on who wins the general election.

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  • 1 month ago

    A general election the Brexit party wins the election we are Out of the EU

  • 1 month ago

    No it doesn't and while it is true that the referendum was not technically legally binding, it was politically binding. Promises were made by the government that the will of the people would be carried out. If at this stage, parliament decided to renege on their promises, what faith or trust could there EVER be for believing future promises made in by-elections or General Elections?

  • Jack H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, not at all, the choice you will have in England is Tories who will leave at any cost... Labour who will negotiate a workable deal with the EU, then put that to the public again, in a referendum stating leave with this deal or remain... Lib Dems, who will cancel article 50 altogether and remain in the EU...Brexit party who will promise anything to get your vote, based on what their Russian backers desire, currently to immediately leave the EU and pay Nigels big backhanded and his inflated pension...

  • 1 month ago

    If there is a GE, then the manifesto of whichever party wins the election determines what happens re. Brexit - the referendum was only every advisory to the Cameron government elected in 2015. Subsequent governments can't be held to the decisions of the 2015 government.

    • Mr Sceptic
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      Why? If any party gets elected, surely that's the will of the people and over-rides any decision taken in 2016.

  • 1 month ago

    The results of a general election should supersede the referendum as it will be a more up to date opinion on the whole EU exit debacle. If the Tories go in with leaving as the main point of their manifesto and win a workable majority, then we will leave.

    If the result is another fudge, like the last election, who knows?

  • 1 month ago

    Pretty much.

    If there is a General Election before the date we leave the EU, then theres no doubt that the single issue at debate would be the status of Brexit, and your vote will determine the outcome. The Referendum then becomes completely pointless, and its the policy voted for at the General Election that will go through. Deal, No Deal, No Brexit or new Referendum.

    This is about the worst possible thing to happen, because people will vote only on this issue, and not pay enough attention to any party's other policies which could be awful.

    • catrin l
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Surely the referendum was superseded by the last General Election, when the Conservatives did not get the mandate they wanted for the exit?

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