In “ A no-deal outcome would justify another referendum” (November 2), Martin Wolf explains why he has changed his mind about a second referendum. Numerous letters to the Financial Times have argued for and against a second referendum. Allow me to suggest an alternative solution to this dilemma by looking at how the Swiss would approach it.

In Switzerland, the issue of whether or not another referendum should be held is too important to be left to the government, to parliament or even to an esteemed journalist. All it takes is for 100,000 citizens — about 2 per cent of registered voters — to table their question, which is then put before the country.

Costa Vayenas
Zurich, Switzerland

Get alerts on Letter when a new story is published

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2019. All rights reserved.
Reuse this content (opens in new window)