Nobody gave informed consent for Brexit

Nobody gave ‘informed consent’ for Brexit. That’s because, in the 2016 referendum, the electorate was not sufficiently informed.

On the contrary, we were grossly misinformed.

Legally, informed consent means that consent has been given with full knowledge of:

▪ the risks involved,
▪ the probable consequences,
▪ and the alternatives.

– During the referendum, we were not fully aware of all the risks of Brexit.

– During the referendum, who really understood the “probable consequences” of Brexit?

– During the referendum, we were not told about the different Brexit alternatives. Brexiters were only given the option of one meaningless, undefined word: ‘Leave’.

That’s why, one day, there will have to be a new democratic reconsideration of Brexit.

And when that happens, we need the people to be properly informed, so that next time they can truly give their INFORMED CONSENT.

Only those against democracy disagree.

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