Alastair Campbell Claims Brits Now Favour A New Brexit Referendum
11 January 2019, 15:45 | Updated: 11 January 2019, 15:55
Another vote on Brexit is now the most popular choice amongst Brits, leading People’s Vote campaigner Alastair Campbell says.
Tony Blair’s former spin doctor argued “we’ve persuaded a lot of people” as he joined Shelagh Fogarty on Friday.
The Foreign Secretary said politicians can no longer assume there will be a better version of exiting the EU if the agreement is rejected.
Mr Campbell has played a leading role in pushing for a second Brexit referendum.
Referring to recent polls, he told Shelagh: “Of all the possible outcomes at the moment [a People’s Vote] is actually the most popular.
“There is nothing that commands a majority in Parliament, that is one of the problems that we’ve got.
“But I think if her deal goes down, which it is going to do… I think it is entirely possible it will go back to the people.
“We have certainly persuaded a lot of people, not everybody, but we’ve persuaded a lot of people that is an entirely legitimate thing to have a referendum for people to say ‘yes or no that is what we voted for’.”