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How does a second Brexit referendum happen?

By Tamara Cohen, political correspondent, in Liverpool
It was billed as a once-in-a-generation decision, but now the conference season is being dominated by talk of a second referendum or "People's Vote" on Brexit.
As of Sunday night, the Labour leadership have caved in to pro-European members and officially put the option on the table, if Theresa May's deal is voted down by Parliament and their preferred option, a general election, isn't granted.

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How does a second Brexit referendum happen?

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Theresa May has consistently stated she is against another vote
Time, therefore, is short.A referendum requires legislation through Parliament.The EU Referendum Act paving the way for the vote in June 2016 took seven months to get through both Houses, after wrangling about the wording of the question, the franchise and the campaign period.Official campaigns were then designated and the actual vote was held six months after that.All the campaign groups for a second poll concede that the government would need to ask the EU for an extension to Article 50.
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Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls from Labour members to come out in favour of another vote
A former EU official tells me extra time is much more likely to be granted for a second referendum than, for example, a general election, but the EU would want it "done and dusted" before the European elections in May."If it's longer than that they'll probably just want us out."The Best for Britain and People's Vote campaign groups insist that the time pressure MPs would be under would force the arrangements to progress quickly, plausibly in as little as four months after Mrs May puts her deal to Parliament.:: Why should we have it?The argument supporters make is that a lot has changed since the Vote Leave buses promised €350m a week, and trade secretary Liam Fox claimed a trade deal with the EU would be "the easiest deal in human history".
How does a second Brexit referendum happen?

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Second vote campaigners say the Prime Minister's Chequers plan, now being attacked by Remainers as well as Leavers, was not on the ballot paper in 2016 and that therefore voters should be given the option to reconsider what is now on offer.
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