May claims People’s Vote would ‘destroy trust in politicians’ and everyone reacted the same way
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Theresa May has claimed a fresh referendum on the UK leaving the European Union would 'destroy trust in politicians' - and everybody hit back with the same observation.
May was speaking to the Express when she claimed that a People's Vote would undo the 'biggest exercise in democracy in our country's history.'
She said: 'When the referendum took place, we gave people the opportunity to make a choice. They made that choice. If we as politicians want people to trust us, then we have to deliver for them on that.'
'This was probably the biggest exercise in democracy in our country's history. If we were to go back on that vote, it would destroy trust in politicians.'
As expected, social media users all reacted in the same way.
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Nino Williams tweeted: 'Theresa May says a second referendum would 'destroy trust in politicians'. Is that the ones who lied about giving £350m a week to the NHS, staying in the single market, and promised 'Brexit will be easy & have no downsides'?'
Another wrote: 'We are a long long long way past the point where that ship has sailed.'
Nicholas Shakespeare asked: 'What strange planet is Theresa May on, to say that a second referendum would destroy trust in politicians? What trust? Our politicians have rarely been held in such base esteem.'
Will Black said: 'Bless, you think we trust you now? Giving us the choice to decide on out future is the only sane way forward.'
Others were quick to point out that a People's Vote might be the only thing to restore trust in politics.
Gaby Franklin tweeted: 'Theresa May says #Peoplesvote would 'destroy trust in politicians'. It might be the only thing that would make it possible to have any trust in politicians after Brexit lies!'
Her comments came after a Treasury minister suggested there is a possibility of a second EU referendum if Theresa May's Chequers proposals are rejected by the House of Commons.https://twitter.com/shinytoyrobots/status/1042405618471120897 https://twitter.com/cimmino_a/status/1042381198796963840
A 2nd ref would 'destroy trust in politicians', apparently. Although trust in politicians is already at an all time low thanks to the original conduct in both sides of Brexit campaigning. A 2nd ref is a 2nd chance for politicians to show they can rebuild our trust with clear fact— Sean Graham (@StudioSometimes) September 19, 2018
https://twitter.com/LiamMoyles/status/1042392472637399043 https://twitter.com/WillBlackWriter/status/1042384055101214720 https://twitter.com/dolphinsands/status/1042389094649737218 https://twitter.com/thedietillusion/status/1042393454511308800
So @theresa_may who promised 'smooth and orderly' and 'strong and stable' doesn't want a second Brexit referendum as she says it'll destroy trust in politicians.— Phil (@finally_forty) September 19, 2018
We are a long long long way past the point where that ship has sailed.
I wouldn't trust ANY of the @CONservatives
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