In May this year, the MP discussed the issue with LBC presenter Iain Dale, and said the referendum would essentially be asking the electorate: “This is what the Government has been able to cobble together – do you want it or don’t you want it?”
Mr Dale argued: “How does a second referendum solve anything?”
Ms Thornberry said there were lies in the campaign prior to the 2016 referendum, so Brexit could become an “establishment stitch-up” unless it is taken back to the people.
At which point, Mr Dale pointed out leaving ‘no deal’ off the ballot paper, as Labour are intending, would be an “establishment stitch-up” itself.
Ms Thornberry just said that would be “frankly disastrous” and not what Leave voters wanted when they first voted in the referendum.
The LBC presenter remarked: “Then you make that argument in a referendum campaign.