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29 October 2016, 12:17
Farage Vents At Blair's 2nd Referendum Calls
Farage: Tony Blair's calls for a second referendum is just another example of the EU forcing votes until they get the result they want.
Nigel Farage says Tony Blair's calls for a second referendum is just another example of the EU forcing votes until they get the result they want.
Speaking on his LBC show Farage explained the numerous times Brussels has forced votes on member states that does not comply with its wishes.
“Now I've been involved with this debate for twenty five years and what I've got to tell you that in the European Union, if the people resist reject any aspect of the membership, there's a long, fine I think, indeed proud tradition, that they're made to vote again until they give the right answer or they are simply completely ignored.”
“It started with Denmark way back in 1992 when they rejected the Maastricht treaty and were made to vote again twice. The Irish people have rejected European treaties and be made to vote again and when the French and Dutch voted against the European constitution just over ten years ago, well what they got was something called the Lisbon treaty without any powers removed.”
“And in April this year I was over in Amsterdam campaigning in a referendum there where the Dutch people rejected, getting the Ukraine more closely politically involved with the European Union and yet this week we're told the Dutch are actually going to tell the European Union, they're now prepared to go on with the deal.”
“So this is been going on for a long, long time I can remember after the Irish rejected the Lisbon Treaty and I was there in the Parliament with Mr Barroso and we weren’t exactly on speaker's and best terms.”
“I remember in my speech saying you know just what part of the word no don't you guys understand. I feel it's all happening again, and that Blair genuinely thinks that they can stop us from leaving the European Union but in particular it's the argument around the single market that interests me.”
“Because during in the referendum campaign, everybody on my side of the argument and everybody on the other side of the argument said if we vote to leave, we're leaving the single market and whether you think that's a good thing or a bad thing actually isn't relevant. I thought it was clear that what we thought what we voted for was perfectly clear, so when I saw Blair coming out with all this yesterday I have to confess I was pretty bloomin' angry.”