Farage: We should have a second referendum

Nigel Farage has suggested that more people would opt for Brexit in another referendum, blocking “whingeing” Remain voices.

The former UKIP leader tweeted: “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.”

It followed comments he made on television talk show The Wright Stuff.

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Image: Mr Farage claims a second vote would send Tony Blair into ‘total obscurity’

In a clip from the show, he said: “What is for certain is that the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises will never, ever, ever give up.

“They will go on whingeing 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…”

The 53-year-old added: “The percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round.

“We may just finish the whole thing off and (Tony) Blair can disappear off into total obscurity.”

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Mr Blair, who was prime minister from 1997 to 2007, has been a severe critic of the decision to leave the EU.

Speaking last month, he said he believed people would come to see one of two things: either that Brexit was something which would cause “profound damage” to the UK, or that efforts would be made to replicate the benefits of EU membership and of the single market, prompting people to ask: “‘What’s the point?'”

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Asked whether his arguments went against the will of the British people, he told the BBC: “The will of the people is not something immutable. People can change their mind if the circumstances change.”

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