Second Brexit vote MOCKED on QT – ‘Shall we do it every four years like the Olympics?‘

Mr Martin argued that Labour ran for election on a manifesto of respecting the 2016 referendum result. He said: “There was no mention on your side saying ‘look, we’re going to have this referendum, but if it’s really quite difficult we’re going to come back for a second go’ ‘Or it might be best of three, or we could do it every four years like the Olympics?’”

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The audience appeared to agree with Mr Martin, as they booed and groaned at Ms Beckett’s comments.

Ms Beckett even said: “That’s fine, boo away,” and host Fiona Bruce said: “There were a lot of boos there!”

One audience member accused the former Labour Party Deputy Leader of “scaremongering” by asserting there would be a loss of funding for youth services in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Ms Beckett however, said she was “passionate” about that any decision by the Commons should go “back to the people”.

Iain Martin challenged Margaret Beckett (Image: )

Mr Martin and Ms Beckett clashed over Brexit (Image: )

Mr Martin said: “You respect the referendum so much that you now want to cancel Brexit?

“We talk a lot in this country about loss of trust in politics.

“There is a very straightforward way, a route to your second referendum, if you want to rejoin the European Union.

“That is: implement the promise that was made by our political class which is ‘this is our decision, it will be respected, it will be implemented.

“Put it in a manifesto, try and hold another referendum on rejoining and then try and rejoin the European Union – see how far you get!”

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Margaret Beckett announced her support for a second Brexit referendum (Image: )

Ms Beckett responded by saying the columnist was not being “honest” in this assessment.

She argued that by leaving and rejoining the UK would lose “many advantages” that have been negotiated by different governments over the years.

She said: “I’m sure you are well aware, with respect, that’s not really very honest.

“Because if we leave, new applicants, anyone trying to rejoin lose many advantages that different governments have negotiated over the years.”

She said she would not vote for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal on Tuesday because it is “a terrible deal” but said she does not know how she would vote if faced with a decision between Mrs May’s deal and a no deal.

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