Sunday 26 March 2017

EU made Irish vote again, they'd better not try it in UK - Farage

Nigel Farage and Gina Miller appear on The Andrew Marr Show. Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images
Nigel Farage and Gina Miller appear on The Andrew Marr Show. Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

UKIP politician Nigel Farage has cited Ireland as an example of where the EU has ignored the results of a referendum.

The interim leader of the party was speaking on the BBC after the UK's High Court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot start the Brexit process without parliament's approval.

Ms May said she would resist any attempt to reverse the decision taken by UK voters in the referendum. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Ms May said she would resist any attempt to reverse the decision taken by UK voters in the referendum. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Mr Farage warned that the ruling might result in a disturbance on the streets.

"If the people of this country think they're going to be cheated, we will see political anger the like of which we have never seen in this country in our lifetime," he said on the Andrew Marr show.

Mr Farage said that he could see a situation where Britain would be "forced to vote again".

"I've been the European Parliament for years so I've seen this happen all over Europe," he said.

"I've seen the Danes forced to vote again, I've seen the Irish forced to vote again, the Dutch and French ignored. There is a political and wealthy ruling elite that are not prepared to accept the democratic result of referendums."

Meanwhile, Theresa May has vowed to deliver a full exit from the EU, in her first public comments since last week's court verdict.

Writing for the 'Sunday Telegraph', Ms May said she would resist any attempt to reverse the decision taken by UK voters.

"The people made their choice, and did so decisively. It is the responsibility of the government to get on with the job and to carry out their instruction in full," she said.

Ms May said revealing her strategy for talks would weaken Britain's position and that members of parliament who regretted the referendum result "need to accept what the people decided".

Irish Independent

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