The establishment is now pushing for a “second referendum” in an attempt to sabotage Brexit & annul the democratic decision made by the British people.
Jonathan Powell, the former chief of staff to Tony Blair, told the BBC tonight program that there should be another referendum before Britain is allowed to leave the EU, in a sign that the political class is trying to sabotage the Brexit vote.
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Appearing on BBC Newsnight, Jonathan Powell, who currently serves as the UK’s special envoy to Libya, argued that Brits should be made to vote on leaving the EU again despite the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign already winning yesterday’s referendum.
This would also allow an opposition party like Labour the chance to run in a general election on a platform that promised to cancel Britain’s exit from the European Union before it happened.
I predicted there would almost immediately be an effort to sabotage the democratic will of the British people in the following video posted earlier today.
“They’ll either try to offer Britain a “new deal” to stay in the EU, or just make us vote in another referendum until they get the result they want,” I remarked.
This is almost precisely what Powell is proposing when he asserts that the next leader of the Conservative Party or whoever wins a general election should make a new negotiation with the EU and then make Brits vote again, even though they have already vehemently rejected the European Union.
“Remember, the Irish have done that twice this century – they voted against the treaty, had a second vote, and voted for it,” said Powell.
Powell is referring to when the Irish rejected the Treaty of Lisbon in 2008, before the European Council changed the terms of the agreement and Irish citizens were made to vote again, this time approving the Treaty.
This is a process that the anti-Democratic EU and compliant national governments have overseen time and time again – simply force the people to keep voting until you get the result you want.
At the same time a petition set up by remain voters demanding that the UK holds a second EU referendum has garnered over two million signatures.
Signatories are calling for a new rule to be implemented stipulating that polls on the European Union with a majority under 60 per cent and turnout under 75 per cent must be re-started.