Miliband and Major call for second EU referendum

By David Mercer, news reporter
David Miliband has told Sky News the UK is facing a "national crisis" over Brexit as he joined forces with Sir John Major to call for second vote on whether to the leave the European Union.
The former Labour foreign secretary said the "Brexit fantasy" proposed at the 2016 referendum is no longer on offer and any exit deal agreed with the EU should be put to the British people.He was joined by Sir John in Mr Miliband's old constituency of South Shields in Tyneside, where the ex-Tory prime minister said he could not see an "intellectual argument" against rerunning the ballot.
Miliband and Major call for second EU referendum

David Miliband and Sir John Major appeared at an event in Tyneside
Mr Miliband told Sky News: "The Brexit that was offered and 17 million people voted for two years ago is not on offer today."John Major described it as a fantasy Brexit, but the Brexit of €350m for the NHS per week, the Brexit of trade deals the day after we leave the EU, the Brexit of friction-less trade with the EU once we have left, that is not on offer.

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"Democracy shouldn't be allowed to die on the 23rd June 2016."It must be right that since the deal that is being done bears so little resemblance to the Brexit case that was put two years ago, the final deal should be put to the British people and they should have the chance to decide whether or not they want to go ahead."
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