Is ‘De-withdrawal’ an alternative to withdrawal?

Rose, Richard (2016) Is ‘De-withdrawal’ an alternative to withdrawal? The UK in a Changing Europe.

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Abstract

Theresa May has made withdrawal from the European Union the key word in defining what Brexit means, while advocates of remaining in the EU are now arguing for ‘de-withdrawal’, that is, a second referendum held before withdrawal becomes effective. The question on the ballot of this second referendum would be whether people want to endorse or reject the conditions for leaving the European Union that would be on offer after negotiations between the UK and the EU. In case of rejection, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU would be withdrawn.