'Why are you so afraid?' - Julia Hartley-Brewer and Lord Hain in heated debate over second Brexit referendum

'Why are you so afraid?' - Julia Hartley-Brewer and Lord Hain in heated debate over second Brexit referendum

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Lord Hain

Friday, February 2, 2018

TalkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer was this morning accused of being "scared" of a second Brexit vote, in a heated debate with Lord Hain.

A coalition of pro-EU groups has been formed by Labour MP Chuka Umunna to campaign for a vote on the final Brexit deal.

Labour politician Lord Peter Hain, who is part of the group, argued with Julia Hartley-Brewer over the matter, asking her "why are you so afraid of people having a say?"

Hain told Julia: "In the future when we actually when we know what future awaits us I think people have a right to say."

During campaigning, he claimed, "nobody was talking about the single market, they were talking about stopping immigration."

But Julia argued both sides "repeatedly stated" Brexit would "mean leaving the single market and the customs union." She added, "you can’t be in the single market and be able to control our borders."

Hain claimed this was indeed possible and cited Belgium as an example. He reasoned: "we had a referendum at the start of this process of leaving and I think we should have a referendum at the end."

Our talkRADIO host hit back by claiming "we’ve had the vote" and argued that we need to "carry out the result of this referendum" before any others.

She added: "if you want to have a referendum every five years on the EU I’m happy to do so, but why didn't we have one for the last 40?"

Hain claimed: "You are scared of the people having a say on the final deal."

Listen to the full interview above

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