Senior Brexiteer Iain Duncan-Smith said campaigners for the People’s Vote “need their heads examining”.
He also urged them to “look across the channel”, adding: “We’re not that far away from that kind of process happening here”.
Anti-government protests in France have seen bitter clashes between yellow-vested protesters and riot police in the last three weeks, along with hundreds of arrests.
IDS told Radio 5Live: “There’s a very large chunk of people who would feel utterly betrayed and very angry and I just caution you”.
“You’ve got to be really careful, you can’t just go round abusing the public’s trust.”
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt issued a similar warning last week.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu also spoke of how a second referendum could spark “civil unrest and violence” on the streets of Britain.
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