Compelling case for retrial

Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019

WE are fortunate in this country that our legal system allows for a court judgement to be challenged on the basis of new evidence or when evidence on which the original judgement was based is shown to be unreliable or false.

This applies equally to prosecution or defence, and judgements can be overturned on appeal.

If this principle is applied to the Brexit impasse, given that much more information, or evidence, is now available than in June, 2016, there must be a compelling case for a retrial in the court of public opinion through a second referendum.

This does not have to be on a Leave or Remain basis but should primarily obtain the view of the country on the acceptance or rejection of a damaging no-deal Brexit which, if rejected, will force Parliament to reach an acceptable compromise.

HENRY PITT

Yanwath.