The General Secretary of Germany’s SPD party, Katarina Barley, thinks a second referendum should be held when the exact divorce terms are known.
She has argued that voters were misinformed about the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Ms Barley said: “When the referendum was held, nobody really knew what it would be about – not the British people, not even the political class.
The German politician wants the UK to hold a second referendum
The German official believes that many people do not trust May's post-Brexit plan
When the referendum was held, nobody really knew what it would be about
“A lot of people wrongfully thought that Britain could get a deal like Switzerland or Norway without the inconveniences… without free movement of labour. Now they know that this isn’t the case.”
Ms Barley said there is an appetite in Britain for a second referendum because people are realising that Theresa May has no plan.
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A spokesman for Theresa May said: “The British people delivered a clear position. I would point you to the Prime Minister’s words when she triggered Article 50 and said ‘there is no going back’. That is our position.”
The French and German elections are expected to delay Brexit as neither nation will be able to focus on any deals with Westminster.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has pledged to keep fighting for a second Brexit referendum.
The Lib Dem leader argued that the British people did not vote to leave the single market, and so should be given a vote on the final Brexit deal.