Corbyn has been the subject of considerable criticism in the parliamentary caucus, and even among the broader Labour base, for failing to hold the government to account on Brexit.
Many, especially on the other opposition benches, have lamented what they perceive to have been a lack of leadership from Corbyn during the past two years. However, Cable does think he still has an opportunity to redeem himself at this critical stage in the process.
“We do believe that he should come off the fence. He has played a very ambiguous role with Brexit,” Cable told Marr.
“I don’t know where that [Labour] party is. He was wanting to deliver Brexit a few weeks ago.
“He now has a key role, where he could potentially change the game by coming firmly behind the idea of a people’s vote. That’s what most of his supporters and his MPs want and with the opposition parties and with a large number of conservatives I think that is where we will go.”