So there is going to be an Act of Parliament to trigger Article 50.
Now that’s all sorted out, why don’t we make absolutely sure that this is what we want to do by having a Second referendum? It’s important – we need to be sure. If the Leave vote prevails again, then fair enough, I promise to shut up forever on the subject.
It’s just that th 52:48 doesn’t seem like enough of a mandate to me. People voted without really knowing what was going to happen next. We do have some idea now – so let the people do it again. This time the vote can be within parliamentary constituencies so that when the MPs vote on it, they know exactly what their constituents want. If the people vote to leave, then the PM can get on with her negotiations with confidence.
We are making this up as we go along – no one will lose face. This was done so that David Cameron could keep control of his party. He failed. Now that this is water under the bridge – let’s just do it again.