Campaign for second Brexit referendum gains major boost with backing of Spurs' Eric Dier
The Spurs man tweeted his support for a people's vote on Thursday
While politicians in Westminster continue to haplessly fumble Brexit, a true connoisseur of calming the play down has stepped in to advocate a second referendum on the matter: Eric Dier.
An international with a calm eye and physical edge, the Tottenham Hotspur star is the perfect spokesperson for the People's Vote campaign. On Thursday morning, he tweeted his support with a simple hashtag.
— Eric Dier (@ericdier) March 14, 2019
Nice and straightforward. No arguments or messing around. Dier's politics are clearly influenced by his playing style. Perhaps he's the leader this country needs. He could be Secretary of State for not quite being a centre-back, not quite being a midfielder.
On Wednesday, MPs voted in favour of avoiding a no deal Brexit having binned off Theresa May's withdrawal agreement for a second time the night before. Next up is a parliamentary vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit by asking for an extension to the Article 50 process of leaving the EU.
People's Vote campaigners would prefer to see the electorate given another chance to decide on Britain's future, although there is some debate over what options would be on the ballot if a referendum were to come about.
The Labour Party had initially dismissed the idea before accepting that it was "on the table" amid the prime minister's inability to pass her own deal. As soon as it seemed they were ready to fully support the idea, they dropped back and resumed their calls for a general election.