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Nigel Farage says maybe there should be a second Brexit referendum

He says that a second referendum would result in a “much bigger” majority for the Leave campaign.

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THE VOCAL AND prominent Brexiteer Nigel Farage has suggested that Britain should hold a second referendum on EU membership – to silence those who do not want to leave.

“Maybe, just maybe, we should have a second referendum on EU membership. It would kill off the issue for a generation once and for all,” he said on Twitter.

The former UKIP leader had told Channel 5′s panel show The Wright Stuff: “My mind is actually changing on this.”

He said that pro-Europeans such as former Labour prime minister Tony Blair “will never ever ever give up”.

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

“So maybe, just maybe, I’m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum on EU membership,” said Farage, who was one of the main driving forces behind last year’s referendum.

“The percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time around.
“And we may just finish the whole thing off and Blair can just disappear off into total obscurity.”

Britain voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

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The Liberal Democrats and some other pro-EU opposition politicians have called for a second referendum, arguing that Britons did not know the full implications of leaving the EU when they voted. But Prime Minister Theresa May has previously ruled out a second vote, saying “Brexit means Brexit”.

With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha, © – AFP 2018

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