Is a second referendum feasible? A dispassionate view from academics

The Constitution Unit of University College London headed up by Meg Russell has posed seven questions about a possible second referendum on Brexit in a blog post. Last month the Unit published the report of the Independent Commission on Referendums which can be read here.   

The summary…

  1. Would it be possible to hold a referendum in the time available?
  2. Isextending Article 50 feasible?
  3. How could a referendum be triggered?
  4. What might the options be?
  5. What form should the question take?
  6. What should the legislation contain?
  7. What are the alternatives?