Was the Brexit referendum legitimate, and would a second one be so?
Title: Was the Brexit referendum legitimate, and would a second one be so?
Author: BELLAMY, Richard (Richard Paul)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: European political science, 2019, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 126-133
ISSN: 1680-4333; 1682-0983
This article suggests that common arguments questioning the legitimacy of the first Brexit referendum prove flawed, as do certain others supporting the legitimacy of a second referendum. A different case for a second referendum is offered that would have added to the legitimacy of the first, but the opportunity for which has now passed. Nevertheless, it might be legitimate to overturn the first referendum through a normal parliamentary process should there be a significant level of Bremorse among the public, or a general election supporting a change of policy.
Published: March 2019
Type of Access: embargoedAccess
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