28 June, AtoZForex – Right after the Brexit happened, the petition to make another referendum came in and went viral collecting around a million signatures a day. However, it seems that David Cameron is against the second referendum according to his speech he delivered yesterday in the House of Commons. The second EU referendum seems to be “not remotely on the cards”.
Why people want the second EU referendum
After the results of UK EU referendum polls were announced, the whole world went crazy: the global stocks fell, the pound crashed, financial markets went down, the country’s credit rating was harshly downgraded – everything came at once when more than a half of British people voted to leave the European Union.
However, right after the announcement of results, many Britons flooded Twitter with the hashtag #WhatHaveWeDone regretting their decision or criticizing the older generation who mostly voted to “Leave” according to the statistics. The popular media indicated that Google Search results for “what is EU” went up dramatically right after the polls were announced, which basically shows that part of the population were not really aware for what they were voting.
This all triggered people to start another petition for the second referendum to be held.
David Cameron is against the second EU referendum: is it true?
Yesterday afternoon Mr. David Cameron, who has resigned from his PM post on Friday, chaired the first meeting of the Cabinet since the Brexit voting. During the meeting, ministers confirmed the future plans for a special government unit to contemplate on options for Britain’s re-negotiation with the European Union. However, the official negotiations cannot take place until the UK activates the Article 50 which will initiate the 2-year procedure of withdrawing from the Union.
Also during the same meeting in House of Commons David Cameron clearly stated that whether he likes the decision or not there is probably no going back.
“The British people have voted to leave the European Union. It was not the result I wanted nor the outcome that I believe is best for the country I love. But there can be no doubt about the result.
Of course, I don’t take back what I said about the risks: it is going to be difficult. We already see that there are going to be adjustments within our economy; complex constitutional issues and challenging new negotiation to undertake with Europe. <…>
A new negotiation to leave the EU will begin under a new Prime Minister. <…> We know this is going to be far from plain sailing. However, we should take confidence from the fact that Britain is ready to confront what the future holds us from the position of strength.”
Previously when asked about the possibility of the second EU referendum, the spokesperson of Prime Minister stated:
Asked about the possibility of a second vote, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson said: “That’s not remotely on the cards. There was a decisive result. The focus of the Cabinet discussion was how we get on and deliver that.”
Currently, the aforementioned petition is heading towards a 4 million signatures benchmark. But is there a use?
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