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7 August 2017, 20:31
Nigel Farage has accused Sir Vince Cable of “belittling” Brexit voters after the Liberal Democrat leader launched a powerful intervention on Britain’s departure from the EU.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the staunch Remainer said anti-EU hardliners risked turning into “Brexit jihadis” in the face of growing evidence that leaving the bloc would leave British families “worse off”.
He was referring to a YouGov poll which showed just over 60% of Brexit supporters believe that “significant damage” to the UK economy is a “price worth paying for bringing Britain out of the EU.”
Sir Vince also accused the elderly, who voted in large numbers to leave, of “shafting the young” because older people knew they had “no jobs to lose”.
This intervention left Nigel seething, as he jumped to defend fellow Brexiteers during his LBC show live from New York.
Responding to a question from Nick in Kings Lynn, the LBC presenter retorted: “I would say to Vince Cable do not insult people just because they voted for a different way to you in the referendum and they have a different set of priorities.”
Watch Nigel’s response in full above.