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Farage open to 2nd Brexit referendum

Nigel Farage said Leave would win a second referendum by a bigger margin Nigel Farage said Leave would win a second referendum by a bigger marginJOHN THYS AFP GETTY IMAGES
Melinda Barton | 13 January, 2018, 08:37

Nigel Farage has suggested a second European Union referendum should be held to silence "whingeing, whining, moaning" Remainers.

As the political parties argue it out as to which campaign would be stronger second time round, the public is making its own decision.

And new Ukip leader Henry Bolton slapped down the party veteran, saying: "The party opposes a second referendum".

A spokesperson for the British Prime Minister Theresa May was swift to reply on Thursday that Britons will not go to the polls.

Britons have changed their mind on Brexit and now back Remain, a fresh poll on European Union membership suggests.

But it could also fuel divisions within Labour.

Many of them reacted quickly in support of Farage's proposal, expressing confidence about winning the second time around.

"What is for certain is that the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises will never, ever-ever give up", he said during his appearance on The Wright Stuff. "They will go on whining and whining and moaning all the way through this process".

Writing for the Telegraph, Farage said: "To be clear, I do not want a second referendum, but I fear one may be forced upon the country by Parliament".

In other words, the EU's chief negotiator purposefully uses time to put pressure on the Brits, hoping it'll force London to make concessions they shouldn't make.

"The best way to protect our great victory is to be prepared if they come at us again".

"If we do not act radically now, we will sleepwalk into a faux Brexit, in name only", he said.

"Leave would win by a landslide".

Arron Banks, the millionaire co-founder of the Leave.eu campaign, has thrown his weight behind calls to hold a second Brexit vote to settle the issue once and for all.

Farage was adamant about speaking personally with Barnier because he wanted "to make sure Mr. Barnier heard some pro-Brexit views that I suspect the Conservative government has not yet explained to him". "I agree. Bring it on!"

"This is something that the country needs".

Tom Brake, Brexit spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, said: "Farage shouldn't be so confident of winning".

"Farage shouldn't be so confident of winning - people are now far more aware of the costs of Brexit and the fabrications of the leave campaign", he said.

But Mr Farage found some support among fellow Brexiteers.

Percentage of British people who would vote to leave would be 'very much bigger than it was last time round, ' says former UKIP leader. I think that's what it's about. "I have some sympathy with his remarks that it would deal with the recalcitrant remainers, but the result has to be accepted".

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