Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing a second EU referendum to end the “whinging and whining” of anti-Brexit campaigners.
Mr Farage told Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff a fresh vote could “kill off” the Remain campaign for a generation.
He said “the percentage that would vote to leave next time would be very much bigger than it was last time round”.
Mr Farage was one of the leading figures in the Leave campaign, which won the referendum with 51.9% of votes.
That June 2016 referendum means that the UK is leaving the European Union, with the date for departure set as 29 March 2019.
During a debate about Brexit on the programme, Mr Farage said: “What is for certain is that the [Nick] Cleggs, the [Tony] Blairs, the [Lord] Adonises will never ever ever give up.
“They will go on whinging and whining and moaning all the way through this process.
“So maybe, just maybe, I’m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum on EU membership… and we may just finish the whole thing off.
“And Blair can disappear off into total obscurity.”
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