FORMER BBC journalist Gavin Esler has launched a scathing attack on the “incompetent Brexit bunch” and demanded a vote on the final divorce deal.
The author and broadcaster accused those pushing for Brexit of deceiving the public.
In a fiery speech to campaigners in Edinburgh's Festival Square, Mr Esler insisted a people’s vote on the final deal would “expose the hypocrisy” of Brexiteers.
The event organised by The People's Vote campaign attracted hundreds of people who held banners emblazoned with slogans like "Whose deal is it? Let the people choose" and "We demand a people's vote on the Brexit deal".
Mr Esler told the crowd: "Truth decay is a rottenness which is undermining our democracy. It has many sources, but one stands out - the Brexit bunch.
"Like most people in this country, whatever we thought of the vote, I accepted it at first - that's how democracy works.
"But I've change my mind completely over the last two years of lies and incompetence."
Mr Esler has previously grouped leading Brexiteers including Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg into his “Brexit bunch”.
He went on: "The Brexit bunch are the most incompetent bunch of politicians in my lifetime and Brexit is in deep trouble, not because of those of us who thought it was a bad idea, but because those who told us it was a good idea are so incompetent, they don't know what it is."