Lib Dems Pledge Second EU Referendum To Stop Brexit, But Vince Cable Says Plan Has ‘Fundamental Problems’

Former party leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who has returned to the Lib Dem front bench as Brexit spokesman, told the party conference the Tories were “up Brexit creek” and that “never mind a paddle, they don’t have a canoe”. 

However Cable said he did not think a second referendum was “a panacea to anything”.

He told the Press Association: “What happens if you win? Is that binding? Do you have to do a third?

“Which side would we be on if there was a soft Brexit, would we support Theresa May or would we be with Nigel Farage voting it down?”

Farron hopes the explicit pro-EU stance will help the Lib Dems win over Labour voters who were unimpressed with Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to the ‘Remain’ campaign during the referendum.

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