Or does this democracy and voting thing not work quite that way?
Pro-EU parties to use European elections as ‘soft referendum’
Lib Dems, Greens and TIG will not form pacts as they look for surge in support for remain
And if the surge doesn’t arrive?
Pro-EU parties, including the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Independent Group, will not form pacts or alliances at the forthcoming EU elections, hoping to use the poll as a “soft referendum” to show a surge in support for remain.
If the remain vote falls then we’re back to leaving, are we?
Of course, that’s not the way it will be played, we all know that. But it’s worth making the point all the same.