Tsk, Tusk...

The comments of EU Council president Donald Tusk [that Brexit could be stopped and that the 2016 vote was in effect a second referendum so arguments against a second referendum now are invalid] are pure sophistry.

The UK had a referendum in 1975 on membership of the EEC (as he states).

But the EU is so significantly different in structure, policy, political power and aspiration from the EEC that the two votes cannot be considered synonymous, hence there is no inconsistency in arguing against a second referendum, as he claims.

Misrepresenting the facts in this way, by no less than the president of the European Council, serves only to reinforce the views that gave rise to a majority voting to leave the EU in the first place.

Nigel Cogger, Lot

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