British Prime Minister Theresa May maybe publicly condemning calls for a second Brexit referendum, but circumstances will force her to back a second referendum as there is no other viable way forward on this issue.
The prime minister hit out at predecessor Tony Blair, who on Friday told Sky News she should “switch course” and back a second referendum because of deadlock in parliament.
Instead, the only three questions that prime minister should focus on are:
what would it look like, who could vote and what would be on the ballot?
Campaigners, with support from Members of Parliament have been vocally calling for another vote that would ask the public if they accept or reject the Brexit deal on “as is where is” basis, or go with a “no deal” scenario.
The prime minister has been against the idea of a second vote, but despite the confidence vote earlier this week, her standing with her own party is very weakened as over one third of her own MPs are clearly signalling lost of confidence in her abilities as a leader of their party.
There are MPs who believe that a second referendum would be ideal for two reasons: first, they are increasingly convinced that the public who voted to leave the EU, they didn’t vote to do so at “any cost”. Second, to let the people decide which way they want to proceed now with deadlock in the parliament.
A public referendum is the best way forward under the circumstances.