How kind of Liberal Democrat leadership candidates to tell us all that they would cheerfully jump into bed with the Tories again – but wouldn’t enter a coalition with Labour.
Voters in the August 1 Brecon and Radnorshire by-election should draw the obvious conclusion: that a vote for the Liberal Democrats will not keep out the Tories.
In fact, only a vote for Labour will guarantee that the Conservatives will not benefit from the by-election.
It seems that, for once, the Liberal Democrat election merchandise really isn’t lying and it is a two-horse race!
But their horse has been lamed by the party’s leadership hopefuls. The Tories and the Brexit Party are both fielding donkeys, as we know.
That means Labour’s candidate should be the odds-on favourite.
If he isn’t, we’ll need to examine the reasons voters are being misled.
Here’s what Ms Swinson and Mr Davey said:
Liberal Democrat leadership hopefuls Jo Swinson and Sir Ed Davey have both ruled out propping up any future Corbyn-led Labour government.
Speaking in a Sky News head-to-head debate, the two MPs hoping to lead the Lib Dems said they would not join a coalition headed by Jeremy Corbyn.
“Absolutely not,” said Jo Swinson. “He’s a Brexiteer and is a danger to our country.”
“No coalition with Corbyn and Labour,” agreed Sir Ed.
“Partly because of his position on Brexit… but also he’s a very far left politician.
“The far left have their grasp of the Labour Party – they’re moving it to the far left – and that’s a really damaging threat to our economy.”
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