Can Brexit be overturned? What Brits are asking each other today

June 26, 2016 10:04 AM

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Can Brexit be overturned? What Brits are asking each other today

Possible, but unlikely. It's true that the referendum is non-binding and the UK's next prime minister is under no legal compulsion to act on the result. And a new premier could, in theory, go back to the EU and ask to negotiate a new deal before taking it back for a second vote. But this option has been ruled out by the EU's other leaders. Most importantly, it would be extremely difficult to ignore the views of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave.

A record 1.6 million people have signed a petition on Parliament's website calling for a second vote. However, there is no mechanism in the UK for the public to trigger a referendum -- the most that a petition can achieve is a debate among lawmakers. There are a few other problems. The petition dema...

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