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Watch: Tim Farron taken to task by furious Brexit voter

Watch: Tim Farron taken to task by furious Brexit voter
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Tim Farron has been doing his best to appeal to Remain voters left fed-up at the outcome of last year's referendum. The only problem? In doing so, he's angered those on the other side of the debate. Today, on a visit to Kidlington, he got his comeuppance as he came face to face with one such voter who was furious at the Lib Dem's Brexit stance. Here's the video:

Voter Malcolm Baker confronts Tim Farron pic.twitter.com/PATPWC0yrR

— Sam Lister (@sam_lister_) May 3, 2017

Farron did his best to try and calm the man down by saying that he had lots of friends who voted Leave - and that he didn't think they were 'racist'. But unfortunately for the Lib Dem leader, things took a turn for the worse when he asked the man whether his grandchildren would be happy that they would 'inherit a poorer and less secure country' as a result of Brexit. Mr S isn't so sure that's a good line of argument to take if Farron wants to win over unhappy voters...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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