Nigel Farage has admitted he is coming round to the idea of a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

The former Ukip leader was a staunch pro-leave campaigner, and even declared the EU referendum date should be declared a national holiday after Brits voted to leave.

But now he says his mindset is changing - and he outlined the reasons why on today's instalment of The Wright Stuff.

Farage appeared to talk to presenter Matthew Wright on Channel 5 during Thursday morning's episode, revealing: "What is for certain is that the Cleggs, the Blairs, the Adonises, they will never give up."

He added: "They will go on whingeing, and whining, and moaning, all the way through this process.

"Maybe I’m reaching the point of thinking that we should have a second referendum on EU membership."

Nigel Farage led the leave campaign in EU Referendum

When approached by Wright to clarify, Farage added: "Unless you want to have a multiple choice referendum which will confuse people?

"I think if we had a second referendum on EU membership we would kill it off for a generation.

"The percentage of people who voted to leave the EU would be far greater than it was the last time.

"And we may just finish the whole thing off and Blair can disappear off into total obscurity."

Nigel Farage will be pleased that the design of his passport is likely to change.
Nigel Farage will be pleased that the design of his passport is likely to change.

Farage, meanwhile, Farage has attacked the "deeply worrying" failure of European Union exit talks to address border controls after a meeting with Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator.

Michel Barnier does not understand at all that immigration fuelled the vote to leave and believes the result was down to the promise of extra cash for the NHS, the former Ukip leader said.

In a meeting in Brussels, Mr Farage also warned that businesses will push for the Government to walk away from talks if the EU fails to make any concessions on financial services.

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He told Sky News: "What he really didn't understand at all was that open door immigration within the European Union had been an absolute key driver of all of this.

"He really doesn't see that. The most disappointing thing, if I am speaking on behalf of the 17.4 million, most of them anyway, is that it's pretty clear that in the talks that have happened so far immigration, frankly, hasn't even been discussed.

"We haven't even begun to talk about how we are going to put some proper controls in place."

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Mr Farage said it was clear that the Government has not yet discussed border controls with Mr Barnier, which is "deeply worrying for Brexiteers".

The MEP told the Brussels official that if the EU was prepared to offer a tariff free deal on goods but was not cooperative on services "he might be in for a surprise".

Brussels will find a growing number of British businesses may decide "it's best we just leave" under World Trade Organisation rules if the UK is treated badly, he said.

The former leader warned that it would be pointless to spend years negotiating to get a deal on services that he did not think Mr Barnier "wants to give us".

He said it is time for the EU to "give a bit back" on services but while Mr Barnier was "polite", his body language indicated that he does not want to "give too much on that".

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Mr Barnier is expected to hold meetings with other prominent leave supporters in the coming days.

Mr Farage said: "At this meeting no cameras were allowed, no photos were to be taken. I think he was as pleased to meet me as David Cameron was to hold the referendum."

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said: "The two men discussed the state of play of the Article 50 negotiations."