It's perfectly sensible to want a second EU referendum. Here's why

New Statesman

Professor Bo Rothstein writes about why re-running the vote once the facts are known is not anti-democratic.

The slogan “Brexit means Brexit” is thus meaningless because no one knows what a Brexit alternative will look like. This is the downside of referendums, namely that it is too easy to win if you launch an alternative that is a mirage. Real politics is about taking responsibility for making difficult choices between far-from-perfect “real-world” alternatives.