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Farage Says He Might Support New EU Membership Referendum

Anti-EU British politician Nigel Farage says he might support a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership to kill off any prospect of staying in the bloc.

LONDON (AP) — Anti-EU British politician Nigel Farage says he might support a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership to kill off any prospect of staying in the bloc.

Britain voted 52-48 percent in June 2016 to leave the EU.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and other pro-EU politicians argue that the consequences of the decision were not clear at the time, and that the country should get to vote again.

Former U.K. Independence Party leader Farage said Thursday that he might support such a vote to end "whinging and whining" by anti-Brexit politicians.

He told Britain's Channel 5 television that voters in a second referendum would reject EU membership in even bigger numbers and "kill it off for a generation."

Opinion polls suggest Britons remain roughly evenly divided on the subject.

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