On consideration, a second Brexit referendum would only compound the problems of the first and fatigue might ensure low turnout or differential turnout to a degree that would invalidate it.

What, though, of the question of a second referendum which followed a Mueller-style investigation (can anybody seriously by now doubt one will be necessary to repair British democracy once Mueller publishes everything relating to Brexit, Arron Banks, Cambridge Analytica, Farage etc etc., retrospectively changing whatever has happened in the interrim)?


@krozruch It’s not like the Mueller investigation will reveal anything new regarding the collective loss of trust in institutions. People will feel swindled, yes, but the political malaise enabling those people to pull off Brexit already existed. It’s like hoping that indicting an arsonist will help rebuilding a wooden house. Putting this much trust in “revelations” is missing the point, and I honestly doubt that a specific turn of events can repair structural shortcomings and disappointment.

@magisterludi It may do something to make more people see what is already known. Trump is a big story and it all ties together. I was arguing against a 2nd referendum, though - I am not sold on it precisely because I am aware of how much damage has already been done. My point is that if a 2nd referendum could be seen as legitimate it would probably require a more substantive change in information penetration than we see now. Honestly, I don't put that much trust in any solution right now.

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