How the UK media and EU politicians with hold vital information and misleads us on the #Brexit Vote. They dumb down the context of the conversation.
If you do any kind of simple research into the subject, you’ll find that it is we the sovereign nation of the United Kingdom that has certain legal steps to take before we can even activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
In that Treaty, Article 50 states: Any member state may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.
In our case then, the Westminster Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords) is required firstly to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act. That was the act which took us into the EU in the first place. That is why there is the move by the Conservatives for the election of a new leader and talk, only talk at this stage of a fresh general election for a future policy mandate for the country.
So, let us be clear a general election elects our representatives in Parliament, the MPs. It is they who have the right to debate and decide if the June 23, 2016 referendum is the final will of the people or not. The House of Lords can dither around but cannot stop a Commons decision.
You may recall that the referendum was a simple vote to stay or leave. It did not discuss the means of exit or renegotiations in EU membership to stay.
There could be a lot of wiggle room.
Those in Brussels pushing for a speedy British exit are in for a great disappointment. Furthermore, the Brexit vote means Article 50 is possibly being activated for the first time.It is all uncharted waters.But what is clear, the Council of Europe, nor the European Parliament nor the European Commission can tell the United Kingdom when and how to move forward. That is why suddenly a lot of wise minds are waking up to the fact it may be many months before where we know the future destiny of the UK, even though the electorate has spoken. Hence the talk of a possible second referendum, a general election, and to let the hard economic consequences of the election vote to sink in. Already a number of Brexit voters have expressed the doubts of their decision, even in these early days.