If Commons has its "Meaningful Vote" (that failing might be the starting gun for a referendum process) on 10 December that is 104 days, less than 15 weeks from exit day. Too tight.
I see no major practical barrier to organise such an election in the UK as I explain here:
BUT that puts a spanner in the works for the *timing* of a People's Vote
- People's Vote b4 23 May is also very tight
- On 23 May, same day as UK electing MEPs, would send turnout through the roof - but the referendum would overshadow elections EU-wide
- So sometime later (say June...?) would probably be the best bet
Here I genuinely cannot make up my mind. Views on this most welcome.
But this actually eliminates the option that is second most popular just now - No Deal.
But that throws up all kinds of headaches.
May's Deal is just about clear enough - future relationship plans need some fleshing out still.
But No Deal? Here we are told everything from paradise to chaos.
- Extend Art 50
- Organise EP election in UK 23 May
- Hold referendum June/July 2019
- Q to be May's Deal vs. Remain
But I am open to persuasion that I'm wrong!