Prime Minister Theresa May has announced arrangements for a “megavote” for UK voters in mid-May. The vote will include a referendum on EU membership which, she hopes, will finalise the UK’s position with regard to the EU.
“There are a number of important issues facing the country” said the Prime Minister, “and my intention is to resolve as many of these issues as possible. There will, therefore, be a four-choice EU referendum; independence referendums in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and Cornwall; regional and local elections throughout the UK; elections for the European Parliament; a referendum on a move to proportional representation and voting on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Come on, Michael!”
Voters will also be allowed to express their views on the best songs from the 1980s, their favourite flavour of crisps, and the greatest British sitcom, although on the latter the PM has indicated that she won’t be bound by any indicative vote there that names her own government.
Voters be presented with a 49-page document which will include instructions, FAQs and multiple voting forms and the “megavote” will run for four days, in accordance with a special bank-holiday timetable drawn up by Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.