Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with Sir Vince Cable over Parliament's ability to vote down Brexit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashed with Vince Cable over Brexit on her show this morning, asking the Lib Dem leader "why did you stop there being a referendum after 2010?"

Cable spoke to talkRADIO after Brexit secretary David Davis promised MPs a vote on the final Brexit deal.

The Lib Dem grandee, a minister in David Cameron's government between 2010 and 2015, said the offer was a "sham" and suggested the option of an "exit from Brexit" must be on the table.

Cable continued his demand for a second referendum - or, as he put it, "the first referendum where we know the facts," and asked why, if Brexiteers are so confident in their argument, "don't they chance their arm and take me on?"

But Julia hit back, suggesting Cable and his fellow Remainers are simply unwilling to accept the Brexit outcome.

Our presenter asked Cable how many more referendums he and his fellow Remainers will demand if they continue to lose. "Would you go best of three? Best of five? Best of 10?"

Then she asked why Cable and his party opposed a referendum on the EU when they became part of a coalition in 2010. Cable insisted that, back then, his party didn't want a "distraction" at a time of economic crisis, but Julia argued the demand for the Lib Dems' much-criticised demand for a vote on the electoral system had been even more distracting.

You can listen to the full clip above.

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