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Is Nigel Farage Missing The Spotlight, Or Does He Sense Brexit Is Unraveling?

Charlie MullinsFriday 12th January 2018
Charlie Mullins

Listening to Nigel Farage's extraordinary comments on, The Wright Stuff, today, I'm wondering if the poor bloke is missing being in the spotlight, and wants another referendum so he can be famous again?

He reckons that if there was another vote today Brexit would be even more popular than it was in June 2016, which given what I'm seeing and hearing from people, seems pretty preposterous.

So Nigel, I say - bring it on!  People have had a taste of what a friendless and economically stagnant post-Brexit era will be like, and they're not happy.

This is what he actually said: “What is for certain is that the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises will never, ever, ever give up.

“They will go on whinging and whining and moaning all the way through this process.

“So maybe – just maybe – I’m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum on EU membership.”

“If we had a second referendum on EU membership, we’d kill it off for a generation.

“The percentage that would vote to leave next time, would be very much bigger than it was last time round and we may just finish the whole thing off.”

Whatever's going on in his head he's definitely sounding like a man who wants to be leader of UKIP again, which isn't surprising since without him, and Brexit to fight for, the party (and Nigel) are pretty bloody redundant.

Or perhaps the reason he wants another public vote on the deal to 'finish the whole thing off' is more sinister and desperate?  Has he figured out that Brexit is in trouble, and tactically the longer the negotiations drag on, and the worse things look for the UK, the greater the opposition to Brexit will be? 

Personally I think that's his game, and he's convinced that a vote on the facts once a deal is done would be a nightmare scenario to try and win, so is desperate to have another go before Brexit's stock sinks any lower with public opinion.

Personally, I think people have already had enough of a taste of what the future outside of Europe is likely to be like, and it's too sour to swallow.  And with people like Lord Malloch-Brown, Vince Cable and Tom Brake, lining up to fight Brexit, and keep Britain in the EU, I think the tide has already turned!