British Government not in favour of second Brexit vote

The British Education Minister, Damien Hinds said on December 16 that the Government was not contemplating on a second referendum on Brexit again. Quoting the Minister, a Reuters report noted that Hinds had denied the reports that the Ministers were looking at such a vote to break the stalemate over Brexit, stated the release. Queried if the British Government was making grounds for a majority, the Minister was quoted as telling Sky News by the agency report, “No, a second referendum would be divisive. Therefore, we have had the people’s vote. What is more, we have had the referendum, and now we have got to get on with implementing the same.”

Hinds also termed Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union as a “balanced” agreement that lawmakers should support.

Brexit is a term used popularly in a short way of saying the UK is leaving the European Union – merging the words Britain and Exit. A referendum was held on June 23, 2016, to firm up whether Britain should leave the EU or remain was held, and the result was favoring the UK to exit 51.9% to 48.1%. Around 71.8% polling was reported on this referendum with more than 30 million people voting. EU is an economic and political alliance among 28 European nations, which began after the World War II to propel economic cooperation, with a stated purpose of countries which trade together were more likely to avoid going to war with each other, said a BBC report. Now the EU had evolved over the years to become a ‘single market’ allowing goods and people to move around, basically as if the member states were one country. The Europen Union has its currency, the euro, which is used by 19 of the member countries, its own Parliament and it now sets rules in a slew of segments such as environment, transport, consumer rights and even things such as mobile phone charges, said the report.

For the UK to leave the EU, the issue is that it had to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which gives the two sides two years to agree on the terms of the split. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May initiated this process on March 29, 2017, meaning the UK is scheduled to leave at 11.00 P.M. UK time on Friday, March 29, 2019. It can be extended if all 28 EU members agree, but at the moment all sides are focusing on that date as being the key one, and Theresa May has now put it into British law, added the report.

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