Could the June 8th British vote keep the country IN the European Union?…

Negociations are apparently still on going?….

The president of the European parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters change their minds about Brexit on 8 June, challenging Theresa May’s claim that “there is no turning back” after article 50.

Speaking after a meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street, Antonio Tajani insisted that her triggering of the departure process last month could be reversed easily by the remaining EU members if there was a change of UK government after the general election and would not even require a court case.

“If the UK, after the election, wants to withdraw [Article 50], then the procedure is very clear,” he said in an interview. “If the UK wanted to stay, everybody would be in favour. I would be very happy.”

He also threatened to veto any Brexit deal if it does not guarantee in full the existing rights of EU citizens in Britain and said this protection would forever be subject to the jurisdiction of the European court of justice (ECJ).

Lawyers are divided on whether the UK can unilaterally change its mind about leaving and are bringing a test case to establish the legal reversibility of article 50, but the parliament president spelled out a process by which a simple political decision by other member states would be sufficient.

“If tomorrow, the new UK government decides to change its position, it is possible to do,” said Tajani. “The final decision is for the 27 member states, but everybody will be in favour if the UK [decides to reverse article 50].”…..


Democratic Socialist Dave
It might surprise some that the diehard Imperialist and pugnacious English patriot Winston Churchill (born, it is true, to an American mother née Jennie Jerome) was also an ardent Europeanist, as well as an architect of the United Nations. At the height of the Battle of France in 1940 when it looked as if France might be forced to seek an armistice from the Germans, Churchill (and, perhaps equally surprisingly, the equally-nationalist Gen. Charles de Gaulle) vigorously supported an Anglo-French union drafted by jointly by… Read more »
Democratic Socialist Dave
Actually, CG, 1945 is a rather poor example of what is sometimes true (often PM’s in trouble wait until their term is up and they have no choice.) A better example might be Ted Heath’s losing gamble on a “Who Governs ?” election in February 1974 during the miners’ strike and the 3-day week, accompanied at one point by a dustmen’s strike. His Tory Party’s candidates actually won more votes (11.87 million or 37.9%) than Labour (11.64 million or 37.1%) but Labour elected 301 MP’s… Read more »
Manila Calling!

PM’s rarely ask for an election if they expect to lose.

It does happen however.

Just look up Winston Churchill.