Both sides of the highly polarized Brexit debate, Remain and Leave, have generated fear, including warnings about the political situation after leaving the EU.
Two years after the historic referendum of the EU in June 2016, Britain is still very divided on the question of Europe, a subject that has plagued the policy of the United Kingdom for decades.
The time is running for Theresa May to reach an agreement with the European Union to avoid a "no agreement". The Brexit is feared by the followers of Remain and the companies that fear economic interruptions.
The so-called Checkers agreement that she proposed in a white paper in July was not able to unite the Conservative Party around a consensus on the final agreement.
Rather, his proposal led to the resignation of former departing secretary of the EU, David Davis, and former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, who declared that "the dream of Brexit is dying."
Brexiteers like Davis and Johnson want a clean break from the EU, but Ms. May's plan seeks a "third way" that will link Britain to a customs union of goods with the bloc.
Regardless of the final agreement, Britain plans to leave the 28-nation bloc at 11 p.m. M. Local time on March 29 of next year, almost three years after the referendum of the EU.
There has been a discordant debate about the future of Britain's relationship with the EU since the Prime Minister activated Article 50 in March 2017, starting the process of leaving the bloc.
Speaking after the British EU ambassador formally unleashed the two-year exit process, Ms. May said Brexit is "a historic moment from which there can be no turning back."
The tumultuous events of the last 16 months, apparently, have thrown that claim into doubt.
A series of deputies, activists and business leaders are calling for a second referendum on the final agreement between Britain and the EU.
"There will be hysteria"
Chip store owner Liz Pugh
A campaign called People's Vote was launched in April 2018 by four pro-Remain deputies, including Chuka Umunna of the Labor Party and Anna Soubry of the Conservative Party.
The Voto del Pueblo campaign seeks to pressure the government to vote on the final that "will affect our lives for generations."
"Good treatment or bad treatment, it's definitely a big problem, and that's why you should submit to a Popular Vote," the campaign says on its website.
A different version of a second Brexit referendum has also been articulated by former education secretary Justine Greening, who resigned after a cabinet reshuffle.
The Tory MP said that if a second survey were conducted, voters should have three options: the final treatment of Ms May, a Brexit without treatment or staying in the EU.
She said her suggestion was the "only solution" to break the political stalemate in the House of Commons.
Parliament must agree on any agreement that Mrs May arrives in Brussels by February at the latest to allow the EU to approve the withdrawal agreement.
But since the prime minister does not have a majority in the Commons, finding a compromise that satisfies the "stagnant politicians" referred to by Greening seems to be a remote prospect.
This is where the People & # 39; s Vote could come into play, giving the public the last word on the Brexit agreement instead of contesting the MPs.
The public opinion of a second referendum, however, is mixed, and many supporters of Leave fear that it may mean that Britain does not move away from the bloc at all.
When the High Court ruled that Article 50 could not be activated without parliamentary approval in November 2016, the response from the hard-line Brexiteers was apocalyptic.
Many warned about "hell on Earth" if the "elites" prevented Brexit from moving forward.
Stephen Raven, a councilman from Boston, where the highest absentee vote was recorded, warned of a "revolution" if Brexit was not carried out.
He said: "Eventually we are going to have a civil disturbance, that's my honest opinion, you have 17 million people [who voted Brexit] that they will not be very happy at all if the decision is nullified.
"If Brexit does not go ahead, you'll get up in a riot, it's not a word I use lightly, but there's going to be a revolution, there's going to be a revolution."
Lincolnshire UKIP Victoria Ayling reflected her views, suggesting that blocking the Brexit would be seen as an "establishment seat" that would fuel support for her party.
Only the existence of UKIP "will prevent riots and civil unrest," he said.
The opinions of the members of the public who support the Brexit do not differ much from the eurosceptic politicians.
Liz Pugh, a worker at a Burney chip factory, where 67% of people voted to leave the EU, warned of the extreme consequences if the result is canceled.
She told Sky News: "Oh, there will be mass riots, there will be hysteria, there could even be a civil war.
"The country has used its voice and if the government ignores what the people have said, then there is going to be a civil war.
Brexit timeline: key dates
- 18-19 October: an EU summit as the date to agree on a withdrawal treaty
- November: a possible emergency summit to finalize the final agreement
- January 2019: the parliaments of the EU and of Great Britain must ratify the withdrawal treaty
- March 29, 2019: Great Britain leaves the EU (in conditions yet to be decided)