British politician, broadcaster and political analyst Nigel Farage, who was also the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) from 2006 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2016 admitted today that BREXIT could be overturned by “Remainers”.
They’ve seemingly taken over the argument for Britain’s future with the EU and he’s worried that the “Leave” camp has stopped fighting.
It should be obvious by that Remainers are those who want to stay in the EU and Leave/Leavers are the ones who wish to no longer be involved.
“The Remain side are making all the running,” said Farage. “They have a majority in parliament, and unless we get ourselves organised we could lose the historic victory that was Brexit.”
The U.S. and Britain have long enjoyed a special relationship because of their historical and cultural ties, but they may become even closer allies once Britain leaves the EU. British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump have talked about negotiating a new trade deal that benefits both countries. In addition, Britain, a key U.S. military partner, may be more eager to team up with American forces to deal with conflict zones once it is free of the EU, which generally tilts toward a non-intervention stance in foreign affairs.
As reported by The Guardian:
He said then that he believed such a vote would see the Brexit side win with a bigger majority than the one it achieved on 23 June 2016, when it triumphed by 52% to 48%. But, speaking on Friday, Farage appeared to change his tune, making clear that he was seriously worried that Brexit could be undone and reversed. The case for a complete break from the EU was no longer being made, even by pro-Brexit MPs in parliament, he said.
Instead, the Remain camp was relentlessly putting out its message that a hard Brexit would be ruinous to the British economy and bad for the country, without people hearing the counter-argument that had secured Brexiters victory in the 2016 referendum campaign.
His latest intervention comes ahead of another vital week for the Brexit process in the House of Commons and as peers in the overwhelmingly pro-Remain House of Lords prepare to argue for retaining the closest possible links with the EU – and in some cases for a second referendum – when legislation reaches peers at the end of this month.
Labour MP Chris Leslie, a supporter of the pro-EU grouping Open Britain – one of those which Farage worries has become too influential – said: “The very least the Labour front bench should be supporting is a proper analysis of the dire economic consequences of leaving the single market and the customs union. The clock is ticking and the time for sitting on the fence is long gone. This should serve as a stepping stone to the party backing the position of staying in the single market and the customs union permanently.”