Readers React: Now that a real ‘Brexit’ plan exists, Britain should vote on it

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels on Nov. 21.
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To the editor: Leaving aside the possibility the original vote in 2016 might have been tainted by Russian interference, an argument can be made that a second vote on Britain leaving the European Union is in order.

Originally, British citizens voted on the concept of exiting the EU rather than on a specific plan. Now that a plan exists, there is something tangible on which to vote.

The pro-“Brexit” faction never had to deal with the reality of leaving, just the concept. Hence, it’s not a revote or “do-over.” It could be presented as a vote on something tangible, allowing voters to consider Brexit as something more than just a concept.

It would offer the country a chance at reconsideration in light of new information as opposed to the original blind vote.


Michael Solomon, Canoga Park


To the editor: After reading Michael Hiltzik’s column on Brexit, an old adage came to mind: “If it ain’t broke, don’t Brexit.”

Matts Hirschler, Placentia


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