Labour’s Barry Gardiner: New EU vote could ‘undermine democracy’

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Stay and Leave campaigners had told people that balloting in the 2016 referendum could resolve the UK’s long run for the next 40 or 50 years, he said.

“We supposed it,” he brought.

Warning towards Stay campaigners telling other folks they have been “stupid enough to do what you wanted rather than what we wanted”, he said: “You never provide as a lot succour to the extreme right as when you bring to a halt the mechanism of democratic modification.

“If other people need to have the option to succeed in modification thru democratic manner, if they feel that that may be being denied to them, they then flip to other extra socially disruptive tactics of expressing their perspectives, and that is the danger here.”

Preserving every other referendum could be “playing with the principles of our country in some way that may be truly, in point of fact damaging,” he brought.

“we’ve got to appreciate other folks’s vote in that referendum. We instructed them we might, we will have to do it.”

Pressed on whether or not he believed some other referendum could urged violence at the streets, Mr Gardiner insisted he “didn’t say that” but introduced: “In any scenario, if other people feel the route to change is no longer a democratic course, then you look to social disruption, perhaps civil disobedience in a different way”.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said he was “appalled” at Mr Gardiner’s comments:

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Appalled to hear Labour’s spokesman @BarryGardiner pushing aside the speculation of a final say at the deal. No Longer democratic it sounds as if. Labour Entrance bench proceed to aid and abet Tory #Brexit #FBPE

— Tom Brake MP (@thomasbrake) August 21, 2018


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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was once pressed on Mr Gardiner’s comments throughout a visit to New Lanark as a part of a 4-day trip to Scotland.

“There are no plans for any person to hold a 2nd referendum,” he stated.

“What we must do, i feel, is pay attention at the courting we’ve with the european Union within the future, however we are clearly part of the continent of Europe and we have to have a trading relationship with all international locations in Europe.”

Mr Corbyn additionally mentioned the government can not be getting ready for no Brexit deal being reached, announcing that instead “we should be ensuring that there’s an settlement and there’s a deal so there is not a cliff area”.

The govt has stated it believes a deal to be the most most likely result of the negotiations but that it is additionally putting in position contingency plans in case this does not occur.

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