Brexit news: MEPs in Leave EU areas are campaigning for a second referendum | Politics | News


At least 19 MEPs have pushed for a so-called People’s Vote. These members join nine other MEPs from Remain areas who also support a second vote. Overall, 28 politicians out of the 73 British seats in Brussels and Strasbourg, the Telegraph reported.

Nigel Farage former Ukip leader told the Telegraph: “This shows a chasm of disconnect between self-absorbed Remainer politicians and the people they fail to represent.”

He added the MEPs has weakened the UK’s hand during Brexit negotiations.

He said they gave hope “to those who despise the biggest democratic vote in British history”.

MEPs from Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green have publicly supported a people’s vote.

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Four Tory MEPs chose to campaign for the UK to stay in the EU and not support Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

While 17 Labour politicians did the same despite Jeremy Corbyn saying a People’s Vote was just one of many options.

Mrs May’s deal was rejected for a third time on Friday making a long extension more likely and therefore making the UK’s participation in the European Parliament elections more likely, the paper reported.

British parties have reportedly selected candidates for the vote in May while current MEPs have been asked if they would like to stand again.

“However, I recognise that some of my British MEP colleagues take a different view and it is up to them to explain their stance to their voters, as I do to mine.

“Acknowledging different opinions is the basis of democracy.

“Where I take issue with some opposition MEPs is when they work with the officials in Brussels to further EU interests in the negotiations at the expense of Britain.

“That is disloyalty, not democracy.”

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