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Лживый выход Британии из Европы

ЛОНДОН – Несколько месяцев назад я предсказал, что правительство премьер-министра Великобритании Терезы Мэй, скорее всего, падёт уже через месяц, когда британский народ поймёт, что обещанный ему «мягкий Брексит» невозможен. Как же я ошибался! Мэй объявила внеочередные выборы и, по всей видимости, легко их выиграет.

Очевидно, Мэй сама поняла, что может случиться, если народ начнёт обсуждать и оспаривать её план выхода Великобритании из ЕС (Брексит). И поэтому она разработала политическую стратегию, которая позволила бы предотвратить начало новых дебатов о Брексите. Суть в том, чтобы ни в коем случае не допустить народного (и даже парламентского) голосования по вопросу о том, какой именно Брексит должно проводить правительство Мэй, не говоря уже о повторном референдуме о необходимости Брексита.

Между тем, было совершенно чётко заявлено, что состоявшийся в июне прошлого года референдум о членстве Британии в Евросоюзе имел исключительно консультативный характер, а его результаты не были обязывающими для парламента. Более того, во время кампании, предшествовавшей референдуму, различные варианты Брексита не обсуждались в качестве возможных альтернатив, и уж тем более они не ставились на голосование.

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