More than 3 million people have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum, after Britain voted in the historic referendum to leave the EU, a bloc that the United Kingdom joined more than 40 years ago. But a Scottish political commentator says a second referendum will only exacerbate divisions in the country.
Chris Bambery, a leading member of the International Socialist Group said on Sunday that “there is no mechanism for that to happen.” “And I think in essence that’s also undemocratic. There was a clear result, yes it was a narrow result but it was a clear result. And I think the danger in this is that it is going to increase antagonism in British society,” he stated.
“By and large, the poorer you were, the more likely you are to leave the European Union. Conversely the better off you are, the more likely you are to stay,” he said. “I think the danger in calling for the second referendum is that it will exacerbate the divisions in British society,” he reiterated.
“The European Union itself is a record when people in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands voted in a referendum against what the EU Commission wanted, they have ignored that vote and called another referendum so that they could vote in a right way,” the activist said.