We’re all doomed
Leading academics have signed an open letter to politicians in support of a so-called People’s Vote on Brexit, saying “all possible outcomes” of the process of leaving the EU will be damaging to Scotland and the UK.
If the EU had remained the Common Market we were told were joining and under the conditions we were told we had joined, we would very likely not have needed a referendum and our membership would continue.
Macbog However, we should be overjoyed that we can now reap the benefits of “the end of austerity” and another Royal Wedding today to make up for everything bad in our lives.
Sedovtrier Scots academics? Well, I never. Who would have thought such a breed existed nowadays.
Pete’s Dragon Muddled thinking from these people. It sounds as though their self-interest has been allowed to trump their understanding of democracy. Yup, Brexit will be damaging in many ways. But it must happen, because the UK electorate was asked the simple question, and gave its answer.
Scotspat “It must happen”?for God’s sake, nothing MUST happen (apart from death and taxes). Get a grip.
George Kelly The UK electorate was fed a load of blatant lies and fantastical promises and was then asked an overly simple question. The stupid/ignorant part of the electorate fell for those lies and promises (fact – as the remain voter base has been shown to be the significantly more educated of the two camps).
Dunnomuch If these so called academics support a “peoples vote”, why are they not supporting the peoples vote of 2016? Are they scared of losing their EU gravy train grants?
Lavrenti Zapadni I think about the only thing that is clear is how divisive referendums are and it seems no one respects the democratic outcome if it goes against their view despite knowing the rules before they voted.