Brown: There will be second public vote over Brexit
GORDON Brown has predicted that there will be another referendum on Brexit because the people will demand a “final say” on the deal which is agreed with Brussels.
The former prime minister’s remarks will be a boost to the People’s Vote campaign.
However, they did not contain any specific timescale on when such as plebiscite might take place.
Speaking in Edinburgh, Mr Brown said: “I’m pretty convinced there will be a referendum sometime.
“It will, in the end, be the only way to sort out the problem.”
The former Labour leader added: “The people, even though they don’t like the idea of a divisive referendum, will eventually demand a final say.”
The campaign for a vote on the final Brexit deal has gained momentum in recent weeks following a number of announcements from leading politicians.
Not only are the Liberal Democrats and some Labour MPS supporting it, Nicola Sturgeon last week threw the SNP’S weight behind the public having a say on the final deal.
Campaigners insist that this must include the option of staying in the EU.
Ian Blackford, the Nationalist leader at Westminster, has denied he has changed his position on the holding of a People’s Vote.
A few weeks ago, he suggested he was against it – stressing that the party leadership had “firmed up” its view.
Gordon Brown: People will demand a final say.