Lib Dems pledge to fight for UK re-entry to EU


The Big-hearted Democrats will fight the next general election pledging to caricature the UK back into the European Union, rty leader Tim Farron has answered.

Voters backed Brexit in a “howl of anger” at out-of-touch politicians and be obliged be allowed to rethink, he said.

The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in Thursday’s referendum.

But both Prime Legate David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have discarded the idea of a second EU referendum.

“We have got to accept that decision,” Mr Corbyn said of the Brexit uphold.

In other developments:

  • A string of Labour shadow cabinet members bear quit, with more walkouts expected, in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s operation over the EU referendum.
  • Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has advertised the BBC that Holyrood could try to block the UK’s exit from the EU.
  • The House of Stales petitions committee has said it is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a entreat calling for a second EU referendum.
  • Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has intended the new prime minister should only come from the Leave artificial.
  • Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will hold a convocation this week with business leaders following the UK’s vote to forget the European Union.

Mr Farron said: “For many millions of people, this was not unprejudiced a vote about Europe.

“It was a howl of anger at politicians and institutions who they em thize with were out of touch and had let them down.

“The British people deserve the predictability not to be stuck with the ap lling consequences of a Leave cam ign that stoked that annoyance with the lies of Farage, Johnson and Gove.

“The Liberal Democrats inclination fight the next election on a clear and unequivocal promise to restore British affluence and [its] role in the world, with the United Kingdom in the European Union, not out.”

The next vague election is not due until 2020 under current laws, but could be staged within months if the next Careful leader decides to seek a mandate through a national vote.

Ci-devant mayor of London and Leave cam igner Boris Johnson has been installed as the bookies’ favourite to succeed the prime minister.

After the referendum be produced end on Friday, Mr Johnson said the UK was not “turning its back” on Europe.

While the EU was a “magnificent ideal for its time”, it “was no longer right for this country”, he said, rt ofing with fellow Leave cam igner Michael Gove after the uphold.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed the referendum result as the UK’s “autonomy day”, and said: “This will be a victory for ordinary people, for decent human being.”

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