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Brexit bombshell: How Dominic Cummings made brilliant point about second referendum

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Mr Cummings insisted that, even though a People’s Vote is seen as a way out of Brexit for Remainers, he is sure that Leave would win again. The political strategist drew comparisons with the 2004 North East England devolution referendum. In 2004, voters in the North East decided against establishing a North East Assembly, despite initial polls indicating the opposite would happen and little resources being used to campaign against it.

Mr Cummings claimed that the referendum, which was won 78-22, was won by a campaign that consisted of “not much more than my girlfriend, dad, uncle and literally a handful of people”.

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He said in March: “These guys didn’t learn from the 2004 referendum before 2016 and even now very few seem to realise that a ‘second referendum’ would, given minimal competence from ‘Leave’, be a mega-repeat of 2004 in which ‘the EU’ would not even by the main issue.” 

By ‘these guys’, Mr Cummings is referring to the establishment who lined up to say leaving the EU would be a disaster. 

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He added: “The intricacies of the Regional Assembly were not central to how the campaign developed, just as the EU will not be central to a second referendum – it will be about you and your parties, dear MPs, and if you think 2016 was bad, you will find the next one somewhere between intolerable and career-ending.”

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Brexit bombshell: How Dominic Cummings made brilliant point about second referendum

Mr Cummings insisted that, even though a People’s Vote is seen as a way out of Brexit for Remainers, he is sure that Leave would win again. The political strategist drew comparisons with the 2004 North East England devolution referendum.

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