Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell clash over Brexit
I am genuinely worried that we have committed – and you have helped bring about – an act of economic and political suicide and that we are going to go into rapid decline
– Alastair Campbell, former director of Communications for Tony Blair
As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday we were joined by Nigel Farage and Alastair Campbell this morning. With their conflicting opinions and strong viewpoints a heated debate quickly ensued with Piers and Susanna attempting to referee the pair.
At one point I thought @gmb bouncers were going to have to make an appearance this morning for Farage v Campbell
Campbell said: "The British people in a democracy, having yes expressed their will on June 23rd, have the right to change their mind. And I think they are changing their mind. As the Article 50 process starts and they realise that all of the things these guys promised - the money for the health service that Boris [Johnson] run around with his bus, staying in the single market, staying in the Customs Union they’ve all gone. When you actually boil it down, what we’re going to get out of Brexit it’s a little bit of immigration control, but not much, and it’s the European Court of Justice and I defy any of your viewers to name a single European Court of Justice ruling that made them angry."
Farage responded: "The war is over. Come out of that fox hole, recognise it’s done. But you’re right about one thing - people do have the right to change their minds and they are in a big, big way. The last opinion polling I saw said if there was a referendum tomorrow 68% would vote to leave."
Watch the full animated discussion in the video above.