Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Nigel Farage misspoke on second referendum, suggests UKIP leader

Nigel Farage misspoke on second referendum, suggests UKIP leader

The controversial former Ukip leader will lose £35,000 in total after European auditors alleged he had misspent money meant for his EU office, according to the Guardian.

Mr Farage later said another referendum was "the last thing he wanted".

The investigation found that Christopher Adams, besides being Farage's personal parliamentary assistant, was also carrying out work for the Euroskeptic party as its national nominating officer.

Current UKIP leader Henry Bolton said the party did not support a new referendum because it would "undermine the fabric of our democratic principles".

That was the general verdict of the county's MPs as the United Kingdom reacted to suggestions from Brexit champion that he may support a second referendum on the issue. That's what you are famous for, patronising people.

"They understood very well what they were voting for".

Europhiles seized on the remarks, which Mr Farage later backtracked on, hailing them as a "game changer" in their crusade to keep Britain in the EU.

"That's on course to happen in 2019".

"By even publicly floating the idea of a second referendum Nigel Farage has effectively joined the Remain camp".

"I voted to leave, my husband voted to remain, in our household we collectively agree that getting the best for Britain is the priority - and from speaking with my constituents both residents and business owners, that is their priority too". It sounds like he's trying to get back into the headlines again.

"Promises before the referendum like £350m extra per week for the NHS have evaporated and it looks like the Conservative government is going to give billions of pounds to Brussels for worse trade arrangements than we have now. Let's get on with it and make sure we have the best possible result".

On Thursday, a ComRes poll for the Daily Mirror newspaper of 1,049 adults showed that although more people think there should not be a second referendum (51 to 43 percent), if there were to be a re-run, voters say they would opt to stay in the European Union by 55 to 45 percent. "He was illustrating the point that if the government forces one, then it would give us the opportunity to decisively put it to bed".

When approached for comment, Mr Farage told the Telegraph he was a victim of "arbitrary law".

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