A senior Brexit Party politician once said the EU referendum was too “complex” for the majority of ordinary people to fully understand, Scram News can reveal.
Writing on 17th June 2016, a few days before the referendum, Bull said that he found it “extraordinary” that “we have asked the population to vote on something so complex.”
He added that our membership of the European Union is “something that even the most hard-core politicos with extensive knowledge of EU matters find complex and without a universal panacea.”
“Trying to unravel the last 40 years of history since we first joined the Common Market… is a Herculean task,” he said.
This is hugely ironic for two reasons. Firstly, Bull is now an MEP and a general election candidate for the Brexit Party – an organisation that claims the UK voted for an extreme no-deal Brexit.
How can a no-deal Brexit have popular support, when Bull admits the referendum was too “complex” for most people to understand?
And Bull’s comments are additionally ironic due Brexiteer arguments about a second referendum. Bull’s colleagues claim that we don’t need a re-run of the referendum, because people knew exactly what they were voting for in 2016.
You can see the obvious (and awkward) contradiction between this viewpoint and Bull’s assertion that the EU referendum was basically impossible to comprehend.
We wonder whether Brexiteers will call Bull a “saboteur” for making this entirely logical, common sense argument.