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Nigel Farage misspoke on second referendum, suggests UKIP leader

Nigel Farage misspoke on second referendum, suggests UKIP leader
From BBC - January 12, 2018

UKIP leader Henry Bolton has suggested his predecessor Nigel Farage misspoke when he said he was close to backing a second EU referendum.

"If he actually believes that, I would say he was wrong," Mr Bolton told the BBC's Daily Politics.

But he said Mr Farage had been making a "call to arms" to "mobilise the entire Leave campaign".

Mr Farage said a second referendum would stop the "whinging and whining" of anti-Brexit campaigners.

He told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff on Thursday a fresh vote could "kill off" the Remain campaign for a generation.

But he later backtracked, saying in an article for the Daily Telegraph and on LBC radio that a second referendum was the "last thing" he wanted but Leave voters had to be prepared and he was confident they would win again.

"To be clear, I do not want a second referendum, but I fear one may be forced upon the country by Parliament. That is how deep my distrust is for career politicians.

"This poses a big question for Leavers. Do we stick with the view that the result will stand or acknowledge the fact that we face this potential threat?"

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