Farage says he might support new European Union membership referendum

  • Farage says he might support new European Union membership referendum

Farage says he might support new European Union membership referendum

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has lost almost half of annual European Parliament salary over allegations that he misspent funds, claims his political group on Friday branded "vindictive".

Previous year they suspended the work contract of his aide, Christopher Adams, who was also responsible for selecting Ukip candidates in Britain.

"To be clear, I do not want a second referendum, but I fear one may be forced upon the country by parliament", Farage wrote in an article on the Daily Telegraph website.

Earlier this week he raised the possibility of a second referendum on Brexit. The result in June 2016 means that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, with the date for departure set as 29 March 2019.

Mr Farage said he was warming to the idea of another poll but the idea got short shrift from Kent MPs on both sides of the argument.

"They will go on whinging and whining and moaning all the way through this process", he added.

LBC presenter Maajid Nawaz says he agrees with Nigel Farage that the United Kingdom needs a second EU Referendum and would be happy to campaign with him.

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"And we may just finish the whole thing off and Blair can just disappear off into total obscurity".

"They understood very well what they were voting for".

The allegations centred around claims that EU-funded parliamentary assistants were actually working for the national party and doing work unrelated to the duties of MEPs. But the other side of the Brexit debate were more enthusiastic.

Maajid said "Nick Clegg agrees with Nigel. It is about implementing the democratically expressed wishes of the British people in a serious and sensible way".

The Lib Dems vowed that in any referendum, they would be "leading the charge" to keep Britain in the EU.

Auditors were investigating the role of Christopher Adams, a man who was hired by Mr Farage to work as his assistant in the European Parliament.

Mr Farage told the MailOnline website yesterday that the European Union was "just being vindictive" to him because of his role in the Brexit vote - and that he was being treated as "guilty until proven innocent". "There may well be one last dramatic battle that will take place in all this".