Piers Morgan calls Brexit a “catastrophe”, and calls for a referendum to join the European Union

Controversial TV host Piers Morgan says “it is time to admit that Brexit was a disaster” and that the UK should hold a new referendum on joining the European Union.

Morgan, host Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV and Flash, reacting to a YouGov poll earlier this month that found declining support for the historic 2016 vote.

Asked whether Britain was right or wrong in voting to leave the European Union, 56 percent now say it was the wrong decision while only 32 percent say it was the right one.

With the exception of a brief period in 2016 and 2017, most respondents to a YouGov survey said this was a wrong decision over the past four years, but the trend has accelerated since mid-2021.

“Time to acknowledge Brexit was a disaster, exacerbated by the pandemic/war, and hold another referendum which as this poll indicates, will almost certainly result in a large majority now voting for us to return to the EU,” Morgan wrote on Twitter. .

Previous Good morning Britain The host previously had been vocal about the “remains” vote in 2016, but wanted to see the result respected out of respect for “democracy.”

In 2019, he revealed that he voted for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party on the basis of Brexit.

“Not out of any great love for either of them, but because, as she explained Good morning Britain For the past three years, I have been outraged by the lack of respect for the referendum result.

“I voted to remain and I will vote to remain again. I am not a big fan of Brexit. However, I am a big fan of democracy. And for me, Boris Johnson was the only major party candidate who was offering to respect democracy and respect the fact that 17.4 million people have voted to leave the European Union.”

It comes as hardline Brexiteers criticize the Conservative Party government led by new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Nigel Farage, former leader of the Brexit Party and now host GB newsMr Sunak was accused of “selling out Brexit” afterwards Sunday times It stated that the government was considering a “Swiss-style relationship” with the EU that would “remove the vast majority of trade barriers with the bloc”.

“Switzerland has access to the European single market through a series of bilateral agreements,” times Read the report.

However, the model also includes more liberal immigration from the EU, and payments to the EU budget, with the bloc pushing in recent years also to the European Court of Justice for greater oversight of the relationship. The Swiss have repeatedly discussed limiting freedom of movement from the bloc, but in the last referendum they chose to keep it.”

said Lord David Frost, Johnson’s former chief negotiator on Brexit times Any approach that requires the UK to conform to EU rules in exchange for trade benefits, “whether as part of a Swiss-style approach or any other approach, would be completely unacceptable”.

He said: “Boris Johnson and I have fought very hard to avoid any such requirements in 2020 and to ensure that the UK can make its own laws, we should not consider giving up on this in the future.”

reply on twitter, Mr Farage “Rishi Sunak is a global scientist at Goldman Sachs,” he wrote, “so selling Brexit is not surprising. The Conservatives must be crushed.”

He added, “This level of betrayal will never be forgiven. Tories must be crushed.”

Speculation is growing that Mr Farage may form a new political party to capitalize on growing discontent over issues ranging from soaring inflation to illegal immigration.

conducted a survey The telegraph Earlier this month, it was found that more than a quarter of British voters would consider voting for a Farage-led party.

Farage stepped down as leader of the Brexit Party, now called Reform UK, in March 2021.

Speaking to the newspaper, Mr Farage refused to rule out the possibility of creating a new party and said he was “overwhelmed” by voter requests.

“I’ve been inundated in the last month, every single day by email, even going into stores, by people who say, ‘You have to do something, someone has to speak for us, it’s not for us anymore,'” he said.

But he said he had concerns because of the UK’s first-election system.

“I managed to win two national elections under proportional representation, but the last time I tried an all-out attack in a general election, I won four million votes and one seat,” he said.

“So I was a little saddened by that experience. I wouldn’t dismiss it as out of control, but it’s a lot to think about, given the electoral system.”

frank.chung@news.com.au

Originally published as Piers Morgan says Brexit was a ‘disaster’, calls for referendum to join EU

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