Nigel Farage warming to idea of second Brexit referendum

Nigel Farage warming to idea of second Brexit referendum

The leading Brexiteer has now sought to clarify his remarks, arguing that a second referendum may be inevitable as the EU will offer Britain such a bad deal that it will be rejected by Parliament, and the Government will not leave the union with no deal.

British politician Nigel Farage suggested the United Kingdom should hold a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership to stop anti-Brexit politicians from "whining".

Earlier Thursday Farage, one of the driving forces behind the June 2016 referendum, told a British television panel show that pro-Europeans such as former prime minister Tony Blair "will never ever ever give up".

However, Mr Farage claimed another vote would end the "whingeing and whining and moaning" of Remainers.

Explaining his comments to The Independent, Mr Farage said: "I'm considering the possibilities that this might have to happen, and I don't think Leavers should completely ignore the fact that it could".

"And we may just finish the whole thing off and Blair can just disappear off into total obscurity".

But with the Article 50 process already under way, opponents have been pressing for a rethink of Brexit and arguing that the public should have another chance to vote on it once the terms of withdrawal are clear. In the next few months, committed leavers must prepare for a second poll and get ready to start campaigning.

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Rather, he thinks that Leave's mandate would increase with another referendum because so many more people would vote for Brexit than last time. He said that to avoid sleepwalking "into a faux Brexit" people should "go back the polls and let the people shout from the rooftops their support of a true Brexit".

Nigel Farage, a central figure in the "Leave" campaign ahead of the referendum and in its surprise outcome, said he was warming to the idea of holding a second vote to settle the argument on whether leaving was the right decision or not.

But Mr Farage found some support among fellow Brexiteers.

Former Lib Dem leader Mr Clegg tweeted: 'I agree with Nigel'. "People are now far more aware of the costs of Brexit and the fabrications of the Leave campaign".

Theresa May's official spokesman said: "We will not be having a second referendum".

Previously he has insisted that the result of the 2016 referendum had to be respected.

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