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After having managed to equally enrage Remain *and* Leave people with my earlier comments about the Lib Dems' Revoke policy, let me try to set the record straight
I *do not* personally support the revocation of #Article50

Conversely, I think it makes sense tactically for the Lib Dems to advocate it at a General Election

It solidifies their Remain credentials, and also opens the door to a #PeoplesVote as a compromise position
Plus I also do not really have much time for the these "Revoke and reform" or "Revoke to reconsider" arguments. Ask those people calling for reform of the EU what reform they want and you get as many answers as there are questioners.
The problem, essentially, is that the UK does not know what combination of representative and direct democracy it has at the moment, let alone what combination of the two forms it might want medium term
I am highly sceptical of referendums, but I also see UK representative democracy as horribly flawed just now - not least the broken parties, and the abomination that is the First Past the Post electoral system
But the priority is Brexit, and how to stop it

The only way to do that in a legitimate way, as I see it, is through a further referendum

A referendum however this time with 2 concrete propositions - to keep Britain in, or to leave with a plan
Then two things have to happen

First, a process of constitutional and electoral reform in the UK that sorts out these systems for the future


Second, some process of reconciliation to try to begin to heal the divisions 2016-2019 have caused
I'd personally do all of this in a different way - by neither revoking nor holding a referendum now, but by taking a very long pause - explained here:…

But we're not in an ideal world.

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