Yeah it was the left I was particularly curious about, the backlash that would occur on the right is quite obvious. Whilst there was left wing support for Brexit I feel it’s too insignificant for much to happen if Brexit didn’t go ahead. Though I am now amusing myself thinking about Kate Hoey throwing Molotov cocktails.
The Swiss/French branch of my family are with us on the Isle of Wight for Christmas and Brexit came up yesterday, I was the only one round the table who outright said that we shouldn’t have a second referendum, surprised I got some mild stick for saying so.
“We held a democratic vote and it would be a pisstake to go back on it now”
“But they’re idiots”
“Idiots take part in every vote, that’s democracy”
“But it was based on lies”
“Lies are told by politicians whenever votes are held, that’s basically what happens in democracies”
We, probably wisely, just left the conversation there.
Either you outline the specific terms when you hold the vote, or you have a basic yes or no question and stick with the result. I just don’t see the justification for a second referendum. You’d need lots of polls suggesting that something like 80% are now against it to begin thinking about doing it over imo