UK General Election Provides Second Referendum on Brexit
The Leader of the British Liberal Democrat Party, Tim Farron, has claimed that the upcoming general election is a chance to “change the direction” of the government to avoid Britain fully leaving the European Union. Farron has already pledged a second referendum on the final Brexit deal and wants to see Britain retain its membership of the European Single Market free trade area—despite public opposition.
The battle lines were drawn between Farron and May because European leaders have insisted that Britain cannot remain part of the Single Market without keeping free movement of people. This led to May conceding that Britain would have to leave the trading bloc because of the importance many voters attach to controlling the border.
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