Sadiq Khan accused of hypocrisy after calling for second EU referendum

LABOUR’S London Mayor Sadiq Khan was slammed for hypocrisy and trying to delay Brexit by both Labour and the Tories yesterday after he called for a second referendum on the final deal.

In a Sunday newspaper article he said voters should have the final say on what happens next.

JEFF OVERS Sadiq Khan said people should be given the final say on the Brexit deal[/caption]

But the BBC’s Marr Show played him an LBC clip of him speaking in July 2016 warning that holding a second referendum would lead to cynicism amongst voters.

Last night Tory party chair Brandon Lewis said: “Labour need to rule out trying to delay Brexit. Across the country, Labour politicians are calling for a referendum rerun that would take us all back to square one.

“Now they have gone further and admitted that they want to keep the UK in the EU beyond March 2019 – almost three years after the country voted to leave.”

Brexiteer Tory Theresa Villiers insisted voters just wanted the Government to get on with the job.

PA:Press Association Labour’s Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner said Khan’s outburst would help Theresa May[/caption]

She told the BBC: “It is so undemocratic to ask people to vote again just because there is an elite establishment that does not like the answer they were given the first time.

“We have to listen to the result of the referendum and implement it.”

Mr Khan’s Labour colleague Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner also disagreed with him – saying it would only help Theresa May.

He told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We’ve said we haven’t ruled anything off the table. But actually to have a second referendum would be to throw this Government a lifeline.” Mr Khan’s intervention is expected to lead to mutiny in the ranks at Labour conference in Liverpool next week.


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