I accept the result of the second referendum on membership of the European Union.
I wanted us to Remain.
I’ve seen one reference to 55% of the public now wanting to Remain and I hope it’s right but thinking it needs to be consistently higher for the calls for a third referendum to be justified.
However, I have been **mightily encouraged** by Farage saying another referendum now looks likely.
I’m advised he wants an earlier third referendum whilst people still haven’t taken in the problems that are arising.
I just think the Remainers will now know how to run a better campaign next time; not least being able to draw on Tony Blair’s report on what we know now that wasn’t appreciated then –
Not least, the promised money for the NHS is not being made available, and we look now to face NHS staff shortages cos we’ve been so unfriendly to those who were filling the gaps.
My point always wasn’t that the UK couldn’t make it outside the EU, just that it would be harder to, less desirable and distract our focus and capacity from the challenges we really need to face.
Meanwhile, Theresa May claimed credit for charges on credit card transactions being cancelled from Saturday when this was an EU initiative.