FURTHER to WGM’s comments (January 3) what matters is not 2016 but 2019.

As things stand, Britain is set to leave the EU on March 29 either on the basis of Theresa May’s agreement or without any agreement.

Theresa May’s agreement has been attacked by several prominent Brexiteers as effectively giving control of large swathes of the British economy to the EU without any British input into the EU decision-making process leaving Britain with “vassal status” in relation to the EU.

However, their preferred alternative centres on an agreement with Donald Trump whose mantra is “America First”.

Britain’s role in negotiating such an agreement would be limited to signing on the dotted line with no real input of its own.

So, whatever form Brexit takes, “taking back control” it definitely ain’t, on the admission of the Brexiteers, themselves!

Furthermore, since the 2016 referendum, nearly two million young people have qualified to vote. Are these people to be denied any say in what is likely to be the most important decision of their working lives?

In 2015 the electorate voted to give the Tories an absolute majority but in 2017 they withdrew this. That was democratic. 

How then can it be undemocratic to consult the people again on Brexit after a longer interval now that the facts are available especially as it would be a first-time vote for nearly two million young adults whose futures are at stake, perhaps more than anyone else’s?

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