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Remainers’ wish for a second referendum

News Summed Up 2018-12-07 05:30:00

Sir, Jenni Russell argues against a second referendum (“A second Brexit referendum may push us over the edge”, Comment, Dec 6) on the grounds that nothing will change people’s minds and that a second referendum is too dangerous. She may or may not be right about this but she misses the point. The divisions in our society are deeper than at any time I can remember and a second referendum would at least allow people to make a decision based on the evidence of what Brexit entails. Of course Remainers like me would hope people changed their minds. But even if the vote went the same way, I could live with that decision in the knowledge that — irrespective of…