Miliband Calls For Second Referendum: “Brexit Was Absolutely The Wrong Decision”
Ex-foreign secretary David Miliband has once more called for a public vote on the final Brexit, believing that Brexit was “absolutely” the wrong decision to make.

Former Labour leader contender said any Brexit deal which does take place should be one that leaves the UK “as close as possible to the European Union.”

During the financial professionals attending in the Milken Institute’s London Summit, ex-MP Miliband said: “Democracy can’t die on the 23 January 2016,” he added the deal on the future needs a vote from the people.

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Miliband is also chief executive of the New York-based International Rescue charity. He responded to the question whether a deal which separated the UK from the political structure of the EU but retained its current trading relationship would be acceptable without another referendum, saying: “far from clear that this is on offer”, He added:

“there was no such thing as a soft Brexit – just a slow Brexit”.

Lloyd’s of London’s chief executive Bruce Carnegie-Brown said: “We have accepted the vote and it’s now the time to execute on that,”.

Howard Shore, executive chairman of investment group Shore Capital said the businesses in the financial services industry cannot afford to rely on the probability of another referendum, as officials have already been controlling firms for every detail of their post-Brexit plans.

Last month, Miliband said Brexit amounts to a “trashing” of Britain’s interests and history. His speech on the final Brexit deal revives his previous calls for a second referendum this summer when he praised chancellor Philip Hammond’s calling for the second vote on any deal via referendum or Parliament.

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