Friday, 12 January 2018

Why does Farage want a second referendum?

Nigel Farage said he has changed his mind on holding second Brexit referendum.

The former UKIP leader told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff that he wanted to put any doubt over the issue to bed and 'kill the issue for a generation'.

So why is putting this forward now?

Well he could be that he genuinely  believes that it is the right thing to do  Before the poll of the 2016 referendum, the former UKIP leader said there would have to be a second vote if Remain won by 52-48.
He said: 
“In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.
“If the remain campaign win two-thirds to one-third that ends it.”

His prediction came true down to every detail - except the Leave and Remain votes were swapped round.

He believes that those taking the lead for a Second referendum will be even more toxic than those  who will be campaigning to leave
"What is for certain is that the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises 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... and we may just finish the whole thing off.
"And Blair can disappear off into total obscurity."
 He may be considering that it would split Labour with Jeremy Corbyn having to openly back Brexit and most of the party supporters  and voters who support Remain  openly coming out against the leader that they thought was the man to lead them into number 10 on a socialist platform.

He may just be enjoying mischief making  and causing splits in the Tories which wil see them moving further to the right as those who are openly sticking to the Remain argument.

Far more likely he is simply wanting to get back in the limelight and sitting on the BBC Politics Sofas

In the past t has seemed that he had is own parking place in the Beeb's HQ and he would be almost daily inthe limelight.

The response from the Pery's only real power base outside (Ironically) the EU parliament  the Welsh Assembly was hardly encouraging.
We voted to LEAVE the European Union. Now let’s get on with it. I will not support a call for a second referendum.
 His fellow AM was even more forthright.

Nigel Farage’s call for a second referendum is a complete surrender to the Remain campaign. Farage has clearly been bought off by the Establishment. He's no longer the spokesman for Leave, and he is no kind of a spokesman for . The party should now move to swiftly expel him.

It seems that Ukip in Wales have moved on from Farage and are fast having a bunker mentality what with UKip exclusion of  new AM in record time and calls for their former "beloved leader" to be expelled,

Personally although I though  believing  that Brexit will be nothing but a disaster  and leaving us in the grips of far right Tories I have been against a second referendum

Partly because I believe it will start a precedent  that will see attempts to do the same if Scotland votes for Independence and the establishment would do every thing to destabilise the process in betwwen

But I accept that the current circumstance in which Parliament  seems to be required to rubber stamp  anything May's negotiators  come up with is unaccessable.

If MP decide that a deal or no deal is unacceptable and vote against it. Then some kind  of vote on the deal in a referendum (if not to Remain) should be put to the people.


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