Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
2 January 2017, 22:53
This is former Ukip leader Nigel Farage's very simple reason why he believes Jeremy Corbyn will never be Prime Minister.
Farage: The Single Issue That Stops Corbyn Succeeding
Nigel Farage explains the single issue he says will "doom" Jeremy Corbyn's chances of becoming Prime Minister.
Hosting his own LBC show tonight as he stood in for Ian Collins, Nigel talked about the latest polls that show Labour slipping further behind the Tories. It's led to more criticism of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
So Nigel put out a request for a Corbyn supporter to phone LBC and tell him why he was still backing the Islington MP.
Tony accepted the challenge and laid into the former Ukip leader, accusing him of "spreading division" over immigration.
Nigel insisted that all he was doing was reflecting what "75-80%" of British people thinking about migration controls - and said Corbyn's passion for free movement of people would be his undoing.
"You keep focusing continually on the immigrant, so that we're all looking at each other with fear," said Tony. "Immigration is great for this country, it's absolutely wonderful!"
Nigel responded: "When the question is asked, again and again in opinion polls: do you think we should be able to control the number of people coming into the country, it's between 75 and 80% in every single one of those opinion polls think we should have some degree of control over the numbers and the people that come into our country.
"That is why [Corbyn] is doomed.
"He's doomed because he believes in continuing the free movement of people.
"If you're trying to become Prime Minister and you're only appealing effectively to 20% of the population who feel the same way as you on what is the biggest issue of the day, I don't think that's going to work."