Costas Lapavitsas spoke with Paul Jay of The Real News and explained why a second Brexit referendum will fuel the far right nightmare:
The working class people, the poor and others who voted for Brexit in 2016, take their vote very seriously. Another referendum - before the first one will have been implemented - will look, and it will be, a direct negation of democracy. It will be a direct subverting of democracy. They will have been told ‘your vote counts for nothing’.
In that context, the only political current that can benefit is the extreme right. And they're there. They're already active. They speak the language of the working people.
There are actually now out and out fascists who are organizing actively. They call for a defense of democracy. They call for a rejection of politicians and politics in the sense that these politicians and official politics, democratic politics, are maneuvers used by the rich, and they’ve got nothing to do with the poor, and so on - the usual fascist stuff. And they’re finding an audience.
If there is a second referendum, the extreme right and the fascists will have a field day. They will be the only ones who will benefit in the medium to long term from this. It will not be a good outcome.