WATCH: Andrew Neil hammers Lib Dem over pledge for second Brexit referendum


Andrew Neil blasted a Liberal Democrat peer for his party’s manifesto pledge for another Brexit vote.

He said: “Who said that a second referendum vote was disrespectful to the voters and counterproductive.

“Who also said if you are having two referendums you might as well have three.”

Mr Newby said it “didn’t matter who said it,” before Andrew Neil snapped back revealing Vince Cable said it.

Neil added: “He is now on your front bench team, it’s disrespectful.”

The Lib Dem peer defended the party’s manifesto pledge to give the British people another Brexit vote.

He replied: “What we are saying is that people voted for a departure. They have no idea last year what they were going to get.

“So we say, at the end of the process there are only two lots of people who can decide what we do about Brexit. Either MPs or the people.

“If it had been left to MPs before the last referendum, they were completely out of touch with the people.

“We think a process started by the people, should be completed by the people.”

The Liberal Democrats have promised disenfranchised remain voters who currently support Jeremy Corbyn to vote got them instead and guarantee a second EU referendum after the Brexit talks are complete.

The Conservatives are set to win a landslide in the upcoming referendum.

They are currently polling at 49% with Labour 19 points behind.

According to a poll from YouGov, more than two-thirds of Brits now say Brexit should happen, with 22 per cent opposed to it.

The BBC host claimed that “If the European Union knows that there is going to be a referendum on the outcome of the negotiations” then it gives the Bloc an “incentive to give the UK the worst possible deal.”