More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK’s Brexit deal. The letter stressed that they are facing “either a blindfold (to pretend that the referendum didn’t happen) or a destructure hard Brexit (actually go through with the Brexit in which business are expected to suffer)”. Although the Brexit referendum occurred two years ago, the UK has proved very hesitant to leave the EU on the grounds that stronger economic foundations need to be set before they can politically detach themselves.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is now in a sticky situation, caught between the interests of the corporations and the people. She stands strong against the idea of having a second referendum, expressing that it would be a betrayal of the public’s trust, since a vote had already been conducted.