Unic Press UK: London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called for a second referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should exit the European Union.
In an article published in Observer newspaper, Khan decried the handling of the negotiations on Brexit, saying that there’s a serious risk of bad deal or a no-deal.
The mayor also took to Twitter to express his views. “The British public should have the final say on Brexit” – today on #Marr I spoke about why with no general election and time running out, I’m backing a public vote with the option to stay in the EU,” he wrote Sunday.
The mayor’s stance is against the Prime Minister Theresa May position. In an article ‘There will be no second referendum on Brexit – it would be a gross betrayal of our democracy’ which was published in the Telegraph newspaper a few weeks ago, the May said:
“The coming months will be critical in shaping the future of our country and I am clear about my mission. This government will fulfil the democratic decision of the British people by ensuring that the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March next year – and that as we do so, we build a stronger, more meritocratic Britain that is fit for the future. In the summer of 2016, millions came out to have their say. In many cases, for the first time in decades they trusted that their vote would count; that after years of feeling ignored by politics, their voices would be heard. To ask the question all over again would be a gross betrayal of our democracy – and a betrayal of trust.”
The United Kingdom had voted on 23 June 2016 to Leave the European Union with 51.8% [more than 17.4 million of the total votes]. Thereafter, on March 29, 2017, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May via a signed letter triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to formally declare that the UK would exit the EU.