Moves for a ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit are frankly anti-democratic and must be rejected.
The people voted in the 2014 European elections, the 2015 General Election, the 2016 referendum, and the 2017 General Election.
We don’t need a fifth vote, people don’t want one, and actually there isn’t time for one.
We’re five months from Brexit and Electoral Commission rules require a six-month campaign period for any referendum.
And the EU won’t agree to extend Article 50 because it would mess up the European Elections across the whole EU next year.
The whole idea of another referendum is illogical, destabilising and doomed to failure and I’m delighted that a counter-petition has been launched on the official parliamentary petitions website.
That petition, launched by Ronald Mitchell, recognises political reality and I would urge all those who believe in democracy to sign it.
Jonathan Arnott MEP