Would you support a second European Union referendum?


Would you support a second European Union referendum?

The former UK Independence Party (Ukip) leader believes British lawmakers will reject the "unattractive" deal to be offered by the European Union, and then try to force another public vote. But, speaking on Friday, Farage appeared to change his tune, making clear that he was seriously anxious that Brexit could be undone and reversed.

"By even publicly floating the idea of a second referendum Nigel Farage has effectively joined the Remain camp".

Ukip said they were still opposed to a second referendum, although party leader Henry Bolton said he was confident Brexit would win by a bigger margin if another vote were held.

Farage said he now had a similar feeling to the one he had 20 years ago when Tony Blair appeared to be preparing the country for an eventual entry into the euro.

"I think people are now realising that is not the case and people who did originally vote Leave are going to come around now and say "actually that is not what we wanted".

"The Leave groups need to regather and regroup, because Remain is making all the arguments. After we won the referendum, we closed the doors and stopped making the argument", he added.

Labour has also tabled a separate amendment calling for the United Kingdom to remain in the Single Market and a Customs Union with the EU during a time-limited transition.

'We no longer have a majority in parliament.

"Any hint of a second referendum will undermine the negotiations, because it will give [EU chief negotiator] Michel Barnier an incentive to present the United Kingdom with a bad deal, hoping that Britain votes to stay in, to continue our net contribution to the European Union budget".

"Support is now growing on both sides of the argument for a vote on the final deal and the choice of an exit from Brexit", Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said. The original vote was 52 per cent to 48 per cent in favour of Brexit.

"For perhaps the first time in his life, Nigel Farage is making a valid point", said Labour MP Chuka Umunna, a leading supporter of the pro-EU Open Britain campaign group.

Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out a second vote.

Farage endorsed the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in last September's elections.