Nigel Farage has said that we would not be opposed to a second referendum on Brexit but insisted that if the result doesn’t go his way he would call for a ‘best of three’ decider.
Farage was questioned on television this morning, admitting to interviewer Matthew Wright that he would be open to a second referendum on Brexit.
He told viewers, “I think what people need to understand is that I’m quite flexible in terms of my approach to this – and I do quite like all the attention I get during the campaigns, so long as we finish with me getting my own way on absolutely everything.
“So of course, should the result of the second referendum be anything other than a resounding victory for me, then I will of course immediately call for a third referendum tie-break.
“And if we lose that one, then we’ll be calling for a best of five series of referenda. I think you can see where this is going. I’m not ruling out heading into my retirement calling for a ‘best of fifteen’ referendum.”
Voters have met the Farage announcement with scepticism.
Voter Simon Williams told us, “Look, I wanted to Remain, and I voted that way – so this might look like good news from the outside. But Nigel Farage has a long track record of making vows he ultimately goes back on – just ask his ex-wife and his currently estranged one.
“One major concern of mine would be the health of the nation should we vote to remain the second time around.
“I’ve seen some of the angry and bloated ruddy faces on Question Time, and I don’t think there’s enough blood pressure medication in the country to keep them all healthy if the result got overturned.”