Is Brexit now unavoidable? Just possibly not (2)
Events are moving so quickly that frequent new blog posts are unavoidable. Hence another up-dated commentary on the prospects following the Brexit referendum and the withdrawal of the former front runner, Boris Johnson, from the contest to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader and prime minister (not forgetting the strenuous attempts in the Labour party to make itself electable again by inducing Jeremy Corbyn to give way to a more credible leader). The new blog post is on Ephems at http://www.barder.com/4715. It analyses and dismisses all but one of the manoeuvres that have been proposed in various quarters designed to evade, ignore or reverse the verdict of the 23 June referendum so that Britain may remain a full member of the EU after all. The one procedure that just might succeed — a fresh consultation of the British people on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and its future relationship with it — needs answers to some crucial questions and would have to be demonstrably in the interests of the EU as well as of Britain.
To read the new post, and to post comments on it and read others’ comments, please visit http://www.barder.com/4715. Please append your comments there, not in reply to this email.
Best wishes from wet, windy Wandsworth (which voted decisively to Remain)
1 July 2016