THE Lib Dems have voted to revoke Article 50 and BLOCK Brexit if they win a general election.
Remainer delegates backed ripping up Britain’s EU departure request without holding a referendum at the party’s annual conference in Bournemouth.
Lib Dem boss Jo Swinson now plans to out manoeuvre Labour, after her ranks were swollen by a number of defecting MPs – the latest being ex-Tory minister Sam Gyimah.
She insisted today: “If people give a majority to a stop Brexit party, then yes stopping Brexit is exactly what they’ll get, we’ll revoke Article 50”.
If people give a majority to a stop Brexit party, then yes stopping Brexit is exactly what they’ll get, we’ll revoke Article 50”.
Swinson, the MP East Dunbartonshire, told the Andrew Marr Show this morning: “We have argued that a specific Brexit deal should be put to a People’s Vote to give clarity.
“We still argue for that. But if we end up at a general election then I think we need to be straight forward with people and give them an option for all this Brexit chaos to stop.
“I recognise not everyone agrees with the Lib Dems on this. (But) it is genuinely what we think is right for the country.”
James Cleverly, chairman of the Conservative Party, predicted the Lib Dem stance would lead to “more delay, division and uncertainty”.
Despite calling herself a ‘democrat’, Jo Swinson’s mask has slipped and we now know that she wants to overrule one of the largest democratic votes in British history, cancelling Brexit.
“Despite calling herself a ‘democrat’, Jo Swinson’s mask has slipped and we now know that she wants to overrule one of the largest democratic votes in British history, cancelling Brexit,” said the Braintree MP.
For Ms Swinson to secure a majority in the House of Commons and become prime minister, she would have to increase her current number of 18 MPs, which includes Mr Gyimah’s recent defection, to more than 350, gaining an election upswing never seen before in British electoral history.
She admitted the party would need to take a “leap” to achieve such results but said she wanted to “build the movement to do that”.
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But she also vowed, in an effort to convince middle-class Europhiles to vote for her party, that she would not support efforts to install Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister if there was another hung parliament.
“Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are not fit to be prime minister. We see that day in, day out,” she told the BBC.
“Jeremy Corbyn is not going to be put into Number 10 with Lib Dem votes because he is not fit for the position. The country deserves better.”
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