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Diane James: Nigel Farage is wrong to consider a second EU referendum

We’ve had the vote and it’s been ratified in parliament. A rerun would be untenable—and risky for both businesses and the public sector

By Diane James MEP  

Farage has suggested a second referendum could put the issue to bed. But the result has already been decided. Photo: PA

My erstwhile colleague, Nigel Farage MEP, has said that he could possibly consider supporting a second EU membership referendum to ‘kill off’ the Remain campaign for a generation. Notwithstanding the poor choice of words, I believe that Nigel is wrong—a second referendum is not appropriate.

Firstly, UK democracy, like it or not, works on a winner take all basis. All spoils to the winner and nothing for the…

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