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Is Brexit ‘irrevocalbe’?


“People can take cases to court. My understanding is it is irrevocable and when we press the button that will go forward,” Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss told during the BBC’s when asked about whether Britain could reverse the process.

Lawyers for the government confirmed that, once started, the process is irrevocable, and irreversible, but some EU leaders say Britain can change its mind and there is a legal challenge to determine whether it can be reversed has been filed with an Irish court.

In Ireland the first referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon held on 12 June 2008 was rejected by the Irish electorate, by a margin of 53.4% to 46.6%, with a turnout of 53%, but after the EU massive campaign the second referendum held on 2 October 2009 was approved by 67.1% to 32.9%, with a turnout of 59%.

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