Putin mocks ‘undemocratic’ calls for second Brexit vote

first_imgPutin also offered his analysis of the democratic merits of holding a second national vote. “Was it not a referendum?” he said. “Someone disliked the result, so repeat it over and over? Is this democracy? What then would be the point of the referendum in the first place?”Leave.eu founder Arron Banks was referred to the U.K.’s National Crime Agency in November over suspicions that some of the unofficial Brexit campaign’s funding in the run-up to the 2016 referendum may not have been lawful. Banks has categorically denied that Russian donors were the source. Also On POLITICO No-deal Brexit could mean ‘minimalist’ withdrawal deal, says UK minister By Ian Geoghegan Irish government prepares for no-deal Brexit with ‘sobering’ contingency plan By Ken Murray Theresa May won the backing of Russian leader Vladimir Putin for her Brexit stance.At a press conference in Moscow shown on Russian national television, the Russian president said he “understood” May’s position in “fighting for this Brexit,” according to the Guardian.“The referendum was held,” he said. “What can she do? She has to fulfill the will of the people expressed in the referendum.”last_img

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