The Labour Occasion should again a second referendum on Brexit in an effort to defeat Nigel Farage’s “backward-looking model of politics”, Labour deputy chief Tom Watson has mentioned.
Encouraging fellow get together members to cease “being mealy-mouthed”, Mr Watson mentioned it was time to make the most of a chance for Labour to “present actual management” over Brexit.
The shadow tradition secretary’s intervention comes a number of days after a YouGov ballot revealed Mr Farage’s Brexit get together was main public opinion for subsequent month’s European Parliament elections.
“We cannot win if we sit on the fence about probably the most essential challenge that has confronted our nation for a technology,” Mr Watson wrote within the Observer.
Admitting he was “a little bit of a latecomer” to the notion of a individuals’s vote, Mr Watson mentioned he now believes it’s time for a “confirmatory referendum”, as voters “deserve higher” than the previous UKIP chief’s Brexit guarantees “that might remedy nothing”.
The op-ed piece, which was revealed on Saturday night, sparked a heated forwards and backwards on Twitter between the 2 politicians, who each vowed to show the opposite’s “lies”.
Mr Farage began the alternate, says a second referendum could be a “whole insult” to thousands and thousands of pro-Brexit Labour supporters.
Tom Watson has damaged his guarantees to the individuals.
The second referendum that he backs is a complete insult to five million Brexit Labour voters.
I now intend to wholeheartedly goal Labour lies and dishonesty within the weeks forward. https://t.co/5f5hhm8BxR
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 20, 2019
He added: “I now intend to wholeheartedly goal Labour lies and dishonesty within the week forward.”
In response, Mr Watson mentioned his opponent supplied “divisive opposition not accountable management.”
“I’ll take no classes in lies and dishonesty from Nigel Farage,” he mentioned.