Brexiteer brilliantly savages Remainers on BBC Newsnight over EU vote – ‘Not that complex'

Posted on Jul 30 2019 - 6:28am by admin

Mr Murray had written a piece for the National Review in support of Brexit about a week-and-a-half before the referendum. Sitting alongside Matthew Parris, of The Times, he explained to host Emily Maitlis how he felt three years on. The political commentator said: “Underlying all of this is a very simple problem.

“Which is that we were given a vote in this country three years ago and it turned out, of the two options we had, there was only one we were really meant to vote for.

“In the three years since the entire political class has made a horlicks out of doing it and has said ‘we don’t understand what you meant when you voted to leave, it’s impossible to understand what the public meant when they ticked the leave box’.”

Mr Murray continued: “So many of us feel it just wasn’t that complex, the British public voted by a majority, not a large majority, but a majority to leave.”

Leave won the referendum with 52 percent of the vote.

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This worked out at 17.4 million votes.

At the previous month’s London mayoral election, Sadiq Khan won with 1.1 million votes or 44.2 percent in the first round, but after the elimination of candidates and the transfer of votes this increased to 1.3 million votes or 56.8 percent.

The largest number of votes received in a general election in British history was 14.1 million from John Major’s Tories in 1992 meaning Leave had more votes than any other single electoral option in British political history.

The highest percentage share of a vote came in the 2011 Alternate Vote referendum with 68 percent voting to stick to First Past the Post.

Host Emily Maitlis interjected to argue that Nigel Farage said after the 2017 general election that the Norway option seemed the most sensible and questioned whether this undermined Mr Murray’s position.

Mr Murray responded by rejecting Ms Maitlis’s notion, saying: “There are all sorts of inconsistencies we can point to in every individual in every political party and we can play that game endlessly.”

He added: “The people who lost the vote have to get over these stages of grief.”

Britain is scheduled to leave on October 31 with Boris Johnson insisting it is imperative that Brexit must be delivered.

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