Brexit vote was a tie, Britain will never leave EU – academic|result was split across the UK, with Scotland and Northern Ireland voting clearly to remain in the EU and voters in England and Wales opting to leave says Dr Jo Murkens

Workers begin counting ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. © Neil Hall - Reuters

Workers begin counting ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. © Neil Hall / Reuters

The EU referendum result was actually a draw and a Brexit should not be implemented because there would be “no country left” afterwards, an expert on European and UK constitutional law says.

Dr Jo Murkens of the London School of Economics says the referendum result was split across the UK, with Scotland and Northern Ireland voting clearly to remain in the EU and voters in England and Wales opting to leave.

He says Brexit could therefore be avoided with willing leadership, saying he could see “no way” any prime minister would go through with it.

“There would be no country left if we leave the EU. I see no way in which the UK can leave the EU and survive,”Murkens told the Evening Standard.

He said Britain’s withdrawal from the EU could have devastating consequences for the country, saying it would fragment the UK’s union which has existed since 1707.

“There’s no political will in Scotland and Northern Ireland to remain in the UK if it leaves the EU. I can see no prime minister who would want to preside over the break-up of the United Kingdom.”

Read more on RT Com

->>>>><<<<<-

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s