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Picardo backs new EU referendum

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has criticised British politicians who dismiss the possibility of a new referendum on a Brexit deal - accusing them of a "huge democratic disservice".

Mr Picardo said it was impossible to know exactly what kind of exit from the EU people envisaged when they went to the polls.

He said he wants another referendum once a Brexit deal has been struck.

He also dismissed claims it was a thinly veiled attempt to "thwart" the people's will as "disingenuous sophistry".

Mr Picardo told the Press Association: "It is asking a different question - it is asking a question which will present people with two certainties.”

"In other words, it presents them with option A, which is membership of the EU as it is today known to people, potentially with the renegotiations David Cameron managed to achieve, or B, this new relationship with the EU.”

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