Julia Hartley-Brewer says second EU referendum calls are 'dishonest'

Julia Hartley-Brewer calls second EU referendum calls 'dishonest'

The comment came in an interview with columnist Paul Connew about free movement

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer has called the calls for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union "dishonest" in an interview with journalist and remainer Paul Connew.

The columnist for pro-remain magazine The New European was on the show to speak about the ongoing turmoil within the cabinet regarding freedom of movement.

He told Julia he had three c-words to describe the cabinet split: "chaos, confusion and contradiction, which I think encapsulate what’s going on with the Government’s Brexit strategy."

Connew also said he thought that "a transition period of up to three years is more likely than that of free movement ending by 2019."

Julia, however, took exception to Connew's comments, saying it wasn't possible Brexit wouldn't happen, and the conversation then turned to the idea of a second referendum on the EU.

In response to Julia's 'dishonest' comment, Connew said a second vote was simply democratic.

He asked: “Why are you and the Brexit movement so hostile to the idea that when the people know more than what was possible last June, they have a second referendum?

"The British people deserve the chance to reaffirm or reject Brexit once they know more.

“I’m not against the will of the people but it needs to be re-tested on this. Its democratic, common sense.

"It [a second referendum] needs to be a safeguard against Britain making a second mistake. And if it echoes the first referendum, then people like myself would have to shut up."

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