Farage warming to second EU referendum

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Media caption UKIP MEP Nigel Farage talking over the Wright Stuff chat show

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing an additional EU referendum to end the “whinging and whining” of anti-Brexit campaigners.

Mr Farage informed Channel 5’s The Wright Things a fresh vote could “kill off” the Remain campaign for a era.

He later solved his remarks saying it was the particular “last thing” he wanted yet Leave voters had to be prepared and was confident they would win once again.

Pro-EU campaigners mentioned “support is growing” for another referendum.

And co-founder from the Leave. EU referendum campaign team, Arron Banks, said that to avoid sleepwalking “into a faux Brexit” individuals should “go back the forms and let the people shout from the roofs their support of a true Brexit”.

But Mr Farage’s former UKIP colleagues dismissed their suggestion.

And Downing Street said: “We will not be developing a second referendum. ”

Mr Farage was one of the leading figures within the Leave campaign, which won the particular referendum with 51. 9% associated with votes.

The result within June 2016 means that the UK is certainly leaving the European Union, with the date just for departure set as 29 Mar 2019. Negotiations are currently taking place involving the UK and the EU about a post_Brexit relationship.

Throughout a debate about Brexit on the Funnel 5 programme, Mr Farage stated: “What is for certain is that the [Nick] Cleggs, the [Tony] Blairs, the [Lord] Adonises will never actually, ever, give up.

“They will go on whinging plus whining and moaning all the way through this technique.

“So probably, just maybe, I’m reaching the idea of thinking that we should have a 2nd referendum on EU membership… and may just finish the whole thing off.

“And Blair may disappear off into total obscurity. ”

He mentioned “the percentage that would vote in order to leave next time would be very much larger than it was last time round”.

His UKIP colleagues failed to agree:

The particular party’s former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans described his comments since “epically stupid”.

“Even putting aside the astronomical plus completely unjustified public cost of an additional referendum, Farage’s comments are an open up goal for the Remain camp, inch she wrote on the Brexit Central web site .

But the additional side of the Brexit debate had been more enthusiastic.

‘Don’t be so confident’

Labour MP Chuka Umunna, of the Open Britain campaign designed for close ties with the EU, stated: “For perhaps the first time in his lifestyle, Nigel Farage is making a legitimate point.

“In the democracy like ours, the Uk people have every right to keep a mind about Brexit. ”

The Lib Dems promised that in any referendum, they would become “leading the charge” to keep The uk in the EU.

The party’s Brexit speaker Tom Brake said: “But Farage shouldn’t be so confident of successful, people are now far more aware of the expenses of Brexit and the fabrications from the Leave campaign…. what will the Depart campaign bus have written onto it next time: ‘let’s not fund our own NHS, but pay a £ 39bn Brexit divorce bill instead’? ”

‘One last battle’

Talking on his LBC radio show afterwards Thursday, Mr Farage said that their meeting with Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday had convinced your pet that the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator was “not going to give all of us a good deal. ”

This individual believed it would be rejected by Parliament, where he counted more Tory rebels than Labour Brexiteers ready to escape their own side.

“I am saying this in order to Leavers: Don’t be complacent, ” he or she said.

“There may well be one last dramatic fight that will take place in all this. ”

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