Football veteran Jamie Carragher backs People's Vote warning UK faces 'relegation' after Brexit

PUBLISHED: 16:04 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:43 09 October 2019

Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher (left) and Gary Neville (centre) alongside presenter Kelly Cates. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA.

Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher (left) and Gary Neville (centre) alongside presenter Kelly Cates. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA.

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Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool football club vice-captain Jamie Carragher has warned we face 'relegating' the country after Brexit.

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The footballer has previously supported a People's Vote but he has gone further publicly with his comments "because over the last few months the dangers of No Deal have become so clear, alongside the risk to peace on the island of Ireland."

Carragher said that the polls had showed "a lot of people have changed their minds" and younger people deserve to have a say on their futures in a fresh vote.

He said: "I am used to looking back at things after the event. It's what I do on match day. Look at the tactics, study the stats', analyse the big moments, and then give an opinion on television."

"I think that is what we should do with Brexit. Look back at what we have learnt since 2016 and be able to give an opinion on where we are now in 2019."

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He continued: "Before we potentially relegate ourselves as a country. And given polls show a lot of people have changed their minds. And because nobody under the age of 21 has had a chance to vote. I think maybe we should think again. And check to see if this is really what people want."

The Labour-backer said that Britain needs to "look back at what we have learnt since 2016 and be able to give an opinion on where we are now in 2019."

He warned that a no-deal Brexit would severely hurt the people in the North of England.

"We have seen the impact of Brexit on jobs, on medicines, on food and on farming. The impact of No Deal on the North of England. That it will hurt those on low incomes most. That the NHS will not get all the money it was promised."

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