STEVEN Woolfe an Independent MEP for the North West region has hit out at claims that Britain is turning away from Brexit. Woolfe was responding to a poll which shows that areas which formally backed Brexit now seemingly back Remaining in the EU.
Speaking to Russia Today, Woolfe said: “The situation you’ve got to look at, is anybody that wishes to move towards a third referendum would be a clear break in democracy in this country. It would continue, even on the numbers referenced in this poll – 53 to 47 – there would be a clear break in democracy in this country with continued enormous divide within families and friends, between the north and the south, between the rich and the poor.”
He continued: “Don’t forget – a lot more rich people voted to Remain than poor people did. That is exactly what people in the constituencies I represent of England where very many towns and cities voted to Leave. They would see it as a coup by the rich and the privileged in this country.”
The poll was produced by consumer analytics company Focaldata, using as its base two YouGov polls of a sample of more than 15,000 people. Among the constituencies found to have switched from Leave to Remain were arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Michael Gove’s Surrey Heath and the seats of pro-Brexit Labour MPs Frank Field in Birkenhead and Graham Stringer in Blackley and Broughton.