Farage backtracks on call for second Brexit referendum
Former UKIP leader and fanatical Brexiteer Nigel Farage performed the swiftest of u-turns on Friday when he backtracked on his call for a second EU referendum.
Farage on Thursday claimed he would favour a second vote to “kill it off for a generation”, boasting that Britain would vote again to leave the EU.
However, his remarks appeared to backfire as anti-Brexit campaigners welcomed his challenge and bookmakers said a 'remain' vote would be the likely outcome.
In an article in the pro-Brexit Telegraph, Farage said: “To be clear, I do not want a second referendum.”
Attempting to clarify his comments further, Farage said he feared a second poll “may be forced upon the country by parliament” because the UK's negotiators would return with such a poor deal.
“That is how deep my distrust is for career politicians,” he wrote.