British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected calls for a second referendum on Britain’s ties to the European Union, saying to do so would betray the trust of millions of citizens who voted in 2016.
“In many cases for the first time in decades, they trusted that their vote would count; that after years of feeling ignored by politics, their voices would be heard,” May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph Saturday.
“To ask the question all over again would be a gross betrayal of our democracy – and a betrayal of that trust.”
“This government will fulfill the democratic decision of the British people by ensuring that the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March next year – and that as we do so, we build a stronger, more meritocratic Britain that is fit for the future,” she added.
Establishment forces like former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Soros-backed “Best for Britain” campaign will likely be frustrated by May’s remarks, as they’ve lobbied hard for Britain to remain in the EU.
Brexit architect Nigel Farage recently rejoined the campaign trail earlier this month to fight back against a second referendum, calling May’s path toward a soft Brexit a “cowardly sell-out.”
I pledge my absolute and total support to Leave Means Leave and will go back on the road to campaign.
Over the last few months, scores of people have stopped me in the street to ask: “When are you coming back?”
Well now you have your answer: I’m back. https://t.co/7gTH9uNVuC
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 17, 2018