A Second Referendum Will Make Labour Less Electable: Nigel Farage

23 September 2018, 12:34 | Updated: 23 September 2018, 19:20

Jeremy Corbyn admits his party could back a second referendum, but Nigel Farage explains why he thinks the move will make Labour less electable.

Ahead of the Labour Party Conference, Jeremy Corbyn said that he is prepared to back a second Brexit referendum if members wanted one, but admitted he would rather have a general election.

But Nigel Farage warned that the move may actually make the party less-electable as a result.

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "There are five million people who voted Brexit and then voted for Corbyn at the general election.

"Against that, you have to weigh up, why would you bother to vote Lib Dem? Vince Cable's shtick with the British public has been that he wants another referendum.

"If the Labour Party adopt that position I think they would pick up some seats from the Liberal Democrats.

"I do see some gains for Labour in doing this, but I think the potential losses far outweigh it."