Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Second Base

A fascinating little communication from across the Channel advises me that the SNP and the solitary Lib Dem are on manoeuvres.

The Brexit deal has to be approved by the European Parliament, which will be asked to do so only after both Houses at Westminster.

It is intended to have it insist on a second referendum, with Remain as an option on the ballot paper.

Of course, it is perfectly possible that nothing will come of this.

But none of this ought ever to have arisen.

The way to repeal the European Communities Act was the European Communities (Repeal) Act.

If one good thing came out of this whole business, then it would be that, at least once the second referendum insisted upon by the European Parliament was out of the way, the United Kingdom would never, ever, ever hold another national referendum on anything.

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