THE PEOPLE’s vote for a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is an affront to democracy only wanted by those who lost, political commentator Julia Hartley-Brewer has claimed.
Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time programme, which has recently returned to UK screens after the Parliamentary summer recess, Ms Hartley-Brewer expressed her concerns at returning to the British people after a Brexit deal is thrashed out with the EU.
The newspaper columnist and political commentator was responding to a question put to the panel by Janet Johnson, who asked whether the UK public should have a final say on the final Brexit deal.
She said: “I just think it is great that we are keeping up the EU tradition.
“When France voted the ‘wrong way’, they were told to vote again; when Ireland voted the ‘wrong way’, they were told to vote again; when Denmark voted the ‘wrong’ way, they were told to vote again.
“And, what a surprise, we voted the ‘wrong’ way and we are going to be told to vote again.
“At what point do the British politicians, the British establishment, accept the views of the British people?”
The media star insisted the public was being painted as “too ignorant, too stupid, too uneducated and too xenophobic” to know what they were doing when they voted to leave the EU.
She said: “Suddenly, we are going to have this moment of clarity when we will have all the information and then we will miraculously make the ‘right’ decision.
“If we don’t get a deal, it is because our ‘wonderful’ friends in the EU want to punish us for having a democratic vote.
“And if they want to punish us for having a democratic vote, why on earth would anyone want to remain in that club?”