Theresa May has accused former Prime Minister Tony Blair of ‘undermining’ ongoing discussions regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Tony Blair, frustrated with the current political climate, claimed that the current proposals were in ‘crisis’ and urged all to support a Second Referendum.
In response, Mrs. May accused Blair of attempting to ‘undermine our negotiations’ by ‘advocating for a second referendum’. She claimed it amounted to ‘an insult to the office he once held.’
She continued, ‘I have never lost sight of my duty, and that is to deliver on the referendum result.’
She added: ‘We cannot, as he would, abdicate responsibility for this decision.’
Theresa May has been left red faced after this exchange, as it has emerged that some members of her cabinet fully support calls for a ‘People’s Vote’.
Gavin Barwell, close adviser to the Prime Minister, is allegedly urging for plans to be drawn up for another public vote according to the Mail Online – regarding membership of the European Union.
However, these claims have been denied by Gavin Barwell on Twitter. He said, ‘Happy to confirm I do *not* want a 2nd referendum’.
He continued, ‘it would further divide the country when we should be trying to bring people back together’.
Happy to confirm I do *not* want a 2nd referendum @halfon4harlowMP – both for the reason you give and because it would further divide the country when we should be trying to bring people back together https://t.co/9sarl8spgC
— Gavin Barwell (@GavinBarwell) December 16, 2018
Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington has been allegedly communicating with Labour MP’s in an attempt to build a ‘coalition of the willing’ to support another EU Referendum.
Opinions remain deeply divided and it is unclear whether or not plans are being made for a public vote in the United Kingdom.
Comment from Thomas Howard, Editor at TPN:
Allegations are coming in thick and fast and it is becoming more difficult to determine fact from fiction. But, it is clear that another referendum is gaining more support and publicity throughout the United Kingdom.