On the Monday before the Brexit vote on appeals a hundred members of the European Parliament in a letter to the British, to refrain from leaving the EU. The governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, has not done so. He has also written to Theresa May. He could have but. And that would then look maybe like this:
"I turn to you in great concern about the continued existence of the European Union. As Democrats, we must fight, regardless of our party political preferences to come together for the big picture. I admire your patience and your perseverance, the place of the day, so that the withdrawal of Britain from the EU can be accomplished. But I also appeal to the proverbial British "common sense" and pragmatism. These two virtues are liable for the implementation of a doubt, situationally contingent whims and moods incurred referendums sorely needed, as I can report from my own experience.
"the Tegel Referendum was not legally binding"
In September 2017, a year after the extremely scarce Brexit-decision-making in their country, voted to Berlin's voters, in parallel to the Bundestag election, on the continued operation of the airport Berlin-Tegel, 56 percent voted for the continued operation, 42 per cent. Also, this Referendum was not legally binding. Therefore, the administration decided over the outcome of the vote. This led, as expected, to a temporary criticism to hostility, sometimes. But quite quickly the fire of suffering; communities. Ultimately, the voters arranged by the policy-created realities. Not even for a second, I doubted that the book faithful implementation of the voters ' will for my city would not have been good.
dear, dear Mrs May, I think it is right in principle to consult in the Central political issues of the people. But only in the case of elections, the people should have the last word. Otherwise, it would damage the pillars of a representative democracy. We politicians generally have the deeper insights and future-oriented Considerations. We have the Power, but also a high degree of responsibility. Perhaps the following Berlin's example can serve you and your compatriots as a guideline. From this point of view you Hold appears on Brexit, please forgive the expression, as something ideologically, Yes, fanatical.
I would like to make courage, in this case, for the sake of your country, the very scarce leaving the EU-majority to override. Political arguments are not sufficient, could you give in addition to legal and economic expertise in order to support your decision. As the reigning mayor of the German capital, I am ready and willing to assist you with advice and act to the side.“