Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Nigel Farage calls for second referendum on European Union membership

Nigel Farage calls for second referendum on European Union membership

On the other side of the party Scottish Tory MP Paul Masterton, who voted against the Government whip on the European Union (withdrawal) Bill, said to Mr Farage on social media: "Maybe, just maybe, you should bore off back under whatever scummy rock you crawled out from under and save us all from your pathetic cries for attention".

The prospect of a second vote has come to the fore in recent days after Nigel Farage, one of the architects of Brexit, said he believed there is now an argument to say one should be held.

"What is certain is the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises, will never, ever, ever give up". "They will go on whining and whining and moaning all the way through this process".

Host Matthew Wright asked whether Farage wanted a referendum on the "whole thing", which led to Farage suggesting a "multiple choice referendum" would "confuse people".

"So Nigel Farage wants a referendum on Mrs May's Brexit deal".

Farage later backtracked from the notion that he actively wanted another referendum, but said leave supporters must "face this potential threat" and start organising for another campaign. Henry Bolton, who was elected UKIP leader in September, said a second referendum would be "damaging to the nation".

Senator Richmond said: "When the British people voted in 2016 they were given a choice of a clear option of staying within the European Union and continuing with the prosperous status quo or a vague utopian vision pushed by the Leave campaign that the United Kingdom would be better off outside the EU".

Irish politicians have long supported the idea of a second vote that might be based in reality - but caution must prevail.

May has ruled out another vote, saying said such a move would be a "betrayal" of the 52 percent of Britons who'd voted for Brexit. He was quickly accused by Brexiteers of trying to "sabotage the result of the referendum".

The Ukip MEP Patrick O'Flynn said his former leader had made the call to win publicity.

Downing Street said: "We will not be having a second referendum".

"The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit".

Today, that bid found an unlikely ally: Nigel Farage, the former head of the U.K. Independence Party and the prime architect of Brexit.

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