Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith ripped into the idea of a second referendum and insisted the arguments supporting a fresh vote were “absurd”. While in the House of Commons, Mr Duncan Smith questioned why the public would believe MPs if they said they would respect the result of the second referendum on Brexit. He added, in the event another referendum result where the Leave side wins, it would be difficult for MPs to be trusted to implement it.
While in the House of Commons he said: “The second referendum, others want to amend this too and they want more time do that.
“I have a very simple point about the second referendum which is simply this.
“Those that want a second referendum, very carefully, of course, argue that it should not contain a question about leaving.
“That does strike me as bizarre.
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Iain Duncan Smith slammed the idea of a second referendum (Image: BBC)
Iain Duncan Smith questioned whether the public will trust MPs if we have a second referendum (Image: BBC)
“But the more important point is, why should any member of the public, anyone of our constituents who voted in the first referendum.
“Why should anybody believe any one of us now.
“Why should they believe us as we promised them at the time of the previous referendum in 2016 that we would implement the result.