It’s a sentiment many across Britain share but are the public really willing to go through another referendum over our decision to remain or leave the European Union?

Leader reporter Liam Gotting took to the streets of the region to find out...

QUESTIONS have once again risen about whether or not a second referendum should take place to decide whether or not Britain should leave the EU.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by the House of Commons on Tuesday by 230 votes, which is the largest defeat by a sitting government in history.

Members of Parliament voted resoundingly by 432 votes to 202 to reject Mrs May’s plan, setting the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29.

The UK is still on course to leave on that date in two months time, but the defeat throws the manner of that departure into further doubt.

MPs have suggested either a second referendum, a softer Brexit than the plan proposed by the PM, or to simply leave without a deal.

However, would the UK electorate support a second referendum if it were to come to fruition?

We’ve been into the streets of Wrexham and Mold to find out the opinion of the public.

Sian Rodgers, 41, from Denbigh, believes the Conservative government has made such a mess of the entire situation, that there is no other option but to ask the public again.

“It’s been a shambles. From the very start the whole ordeal has been poorly handled, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better soon.

“People were misled and didn’t do their research during the referendum, this time I think it would be different. I voted remain then, and I would vote remain now.”

Not all of the public shared the same opinion though.

Jack Jones, 75, from Mold, believes any attempt to reverse the decision would cause uproar, and questions whether this debate would happen if it was over a different issue.

“There will be riots in this country if they try to go back on the vote. The only people who want another referendum are those who didn’t get the outcome they wanted.

“Next time there’s an election, if it’s a close vote, will we be demanding another election to see if people change their minds? Of course not.”

Mrs May pushed back the date of a House of Commons vote on her Brexit plan B to January 29, as cross-party talks intensified between senior ministers and opposition parties on possible ways to break the deadlock at Westminster.

Should the PM be defeated again, calls for a second referendum will only further intensify, but Jill Jones, 50, of Wrexham, thinks the idea of such an event will undermine Britain’s democracy.

She said: “We had the vote, we made our decision. The information was out there for everyone to read and we’ve all got a brain. The vote was cast and the politicians should listen to what the public want.”

Alan Fretton, of Whitchurch shared the same opinion, adding that he feels MPs are attempting to scare the public into demanding a second referendum.

“There’s too much doom-mongering, our politicians should follow what their constituency asked for. One referendum is enough, we don’t need another.”

Kenneth Hall, from Mold, agrees another vote isn’t needed but he thinks it may just prove a point.

He said: “We don’t need a second referendum. People weren’t misled, the only people who say we were misled are those who wanted to leave.

“Maybe we should have another so we can get the same result and be done with it.”

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