Lord Owen has said Jeremy Corbyn needs to stop “trying to pretend” to the electorate that he wants to leave.
The Brexiteer peer published a video on Labour Leave’s twitter calling out the Labour leader for “pretending” and said he “can’t get away with it”.
He said: “Just get off the fence.
“We all know that Jeremy Corbyn wants to leave, we know that his Chancellor wants to leave, we know that the group that is now in control of their party basically wants to leave.
“Stop trying to pretend to the electorate that you are on the side of those who want to remain and you’re on the side of those who want to leave.
“You can’t get away with it.
“And if they were to adversely say that we should stay and bath the referendum, the price that Labour MPs in the north east of England and many other parts of the country outside London will pay will be very, very severe.
“So it’s a phoney war that is going on in the House of Commons, it does them no good and it does us no good."
'Kill off a Chequers agreement'
Twitter post in which Lord Owen calls out Jeremy Corbyn for 'pretending'
Lord Owen said crossbench MPs need to come together to “kill off the idea of a Chequers agreement”, in favour of a EEA entry for the transition period.
“I want now a few crossbench MPs to get together and support the EEA entry for the transition period,” he said.
“I think they’re very close to doing it and I think once they manage to do it they will show they have enough support, maybe only 40 or 50 will put their name to it but that’s enough support to kill the idea of going alone and kill off the idea of a Chequers agreement.