Brexit: was nun? (Brexit: what now?)
Was the Brexit referendum a mistake that should be corrected or is it a chance to strengthen democracy in Britain and the EU?
For many commentators, it is clear that the Brexit referendum was a big mistake. For example, Holger Schmale in the Berliner Zeitung wrote: ‘After years of fierce confrontation between the advocates and the opponents of Britain’s exit from the EU, the country has become politically more tattered than ever and ungovernable in a crucial future issue.’ Not even the organization Mehr Demokratie eV, which campaigns for referendums, is satisfied with the Brexit referendum and calls for a repeat of the vote: ‘In contrast to the first Brexit vote, people now know what they vote for’, the group says on its webpage. Was it a mistake to organise the referendum? What can a new vote bring about? How is the situation to be assessed?
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Diplom-Volkswirtin, chair of the Freiblickinstitut; journalist; author, ‘Brexit - Democratic departure in Great Britain’, Parodos Verlag, April 2019
political student, candidate Volt - The Pan-European Movement
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