Nigel Farage was right—the tight result last year means there is “unfinished business”by Sarah Olney / May 24, 2017 / Leave a comment
“In a 52–48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.” Not my words, but those of Nigel Farage in the run-up to the vote last June.
I rarely agree with Nigel, but on that occasion he was right. The British people voted to leave the European Union on 23rd June last year, and I respect that result. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t big and important debates to be had about the future of our country. It is, indeed, unfinished business.
Theresa May doesn’t want to have those debates. She’s asking the British people to give her a landslide majority so that she can impose her version of hard Brexit, but refuses to spell out precisely what that entails. She’s even made the ludicrous claim that she has the “support of 65 million people willing us to make it happen.”
She doesn’t—and that’s why Britain needs a second referendum, this time on the final Brexit deal that the prime minister returns with in two years’ time.
Setting aside the PM’s questionable assumptions about the political views of 4 million children under five, polls show that most voters are far from signed up to Theresa May’s cause. A YouGov poll last week found that the public think Britain was wrong to vote to leave the EU, by 45 per cent to 44 per cent.