The 54-year-old luvvie stressed that as jobs are collapsing and prices are soaring, the electorate deserves the right to dictate the regulations surrounding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, after it was ruled that a bill must be passed in the House Of Commons to trigger Article 50.
“You’ve taken the position that you want another referendum,” Piers Morgan, 51, probed. “Everyone knows why you’re doing this, you would like to see this overturned. You see this as a sneaky way of overturning it.”
“It’s not a sneaky way if it’s on the front of every newspaper,” the disgruntled politician hit back. “This is the single most disastrous fiasco that’s happened this century.”
Fuming by the guest’s reluctance to accept the 52 per cent majority that voted to leave the EU on June 23, Piers raged: “With the greatest respect, I voted remain but we lost and the majority of the country wanted to leave.
Tom Brake and Piers Morgan came to blows on Good Morning Britain
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How many referendums do you want
Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan
“You might think it’s a fiasco but it’s happened. You can’t have another vote.”
Piers’ co-host Susanna Reid, 46, waded into the row, asking: “When people voted to leave there was no manifesto, so isn’t it a reasonable argument that once packet of measures is put together that we have a right to vote?”
But the calls to divide the nation with another vote rattled Piers to the core, and, unsurprisingly, he didn’t hesitate to continue his tirade against the MP.
“How many referendums do you want?” he barked. “We had one in 1975, we had one last year – how many more until you’re happy?
Tom Brake called for a second referendum Good Morning Britain
Piers shut down the Liberal Democrat in blazing fashion on GMB
“I can’t guarantee it would get the result, in which case, you’d be back on this sofa begging for another one.”
He finished: “What’s democratic in that scenario is a general election: When the people vote for the party which went for this, to kick out the government who started this.”
The spat comes after Susanna came to blows with Anne Widdecombe, 69, yesterday over the Women’s marches against President Donald Trump, 70, over the weekend.
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