Brexit means… Well, no one seems to agree on that, do they?
If you want proof of just how divided Britain’s politics is right now, BBC’s flagship politics show Question Time is the perfect weekly reminder.
When Brexiteers speak, the audience cheer. When Remainers speak, the audience also cheer. It’s all very confusing.
One guest to divide the audience in precisely this way was pro-Remain Observer writer Sonia Sodha, who gave an epic speech explaining why, in her view, a second referendum on Theresa May’s final Brexit deal is necessary.
What she said 👇#BBCQT https://t.co/KhO5PvViat— Marie-Ann Hates Tories and Brexit (@Marie-Ann Hates Tories and Brexit) 1548374113
We have to go back to the people. We have to put Theresa May’s deal to the people. It is the only democratic thing to do.
An important principle of democracy, is periodically, when big things change, you go back to voters. How is that anti-democratic? I just don’t see it.
While her speech gained a mixture of groans and cheers in the studio, supporters of a “people’s vote” threw their support behind her on Twitter.
@MarieAnnUK Agreed - she is clear, concise and to the point.— Historically free #FBPE #Rejoiner (@Historically free #FBPE #Rejoiner) 1548394034
@MarieAnnUK Nail on the head— Matt G (@Matt G) 1548374439
@MarieAnnUK @jonnybirder Absolutely. Common sense please 👏— Paul Coombes (@Paul Coombes) 1548403977
@MarieAnnUK Absolutely!!! 100% agree. We have to go back to the people.— aidan_in_streatham (@aidan_in_streatham) 1548374385
@MarieAnnUK Agree. I've never understood the argument that it would be antidemocratic to ask people to vote again.… https://t.co/dOWS7R5AhZ— Matthew Walker (@Matthew Walker) 1548408356
But inevitably there were also those who still weren’t convinced.
@MarieAnnUK Don't matter it weren't a draw,so they should be no replay,leave won,yes you heard and read it right LE… https://t.co/AfNzmZqdZV— chris 💙💛 (@chris 💙💛) 1548375679
@MarieAnnUK No.... Way !!!!!!!— Stephen Dexter (@Stephen Dexter) 1548405544