Swinson and co revealed as ‘conspicuous by their absence’, doing next to nothing in EU referendum campaign
LibDem leader Jo Swinson has been widely derided on social media for her attempts to claim Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn didnt ‘fight’ to keep the UK in the European Union during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Critics pointed out that Ms Swinson’s own record during the campaign consisted of a couple of vague Twitter comments and a lot of tweets about cats, while Corbyn’s record of hundreds of rallies, public and media appearances dwarfed that of almost anyone else involved in the campaign on either side:
But it wasn’t only a question of Ms Swinson’s personal lack of effort in 2016 that damns the LibDems. As leading academic specialist on the LibDems Professor Andrew Russell pointed out not too long afterward, the whole LibDem party was ‘conspicuous by their absence’ during the campaign:
Journalist Mike Hind – a pro-EU Labour supporter who was one of the first to point out Professor Russell’s findings – considers the current disinformation campaign by Swinson and her party to be not only inaccurate but playing a key role in ‘normalising political lying’:
Hind posted a thread in which he contrasted Corbyn’s record with that of the ‘invisible’ LibDems, Labour supporters’ and LibDem supporters’ referendum voting – and concluded that the LibDems are pushing the UK toward a no-deal Brexit as they abandon facts in favour of lies:
The Professor’s facts shame the LibDems and their latest leader Swinson. Hinds’ conclusions about the significance of those facts are spot on.
No matter how they try to dress it up or point the finger, with their dishonesty the LibDems are putting their shoulder to the wheel to help Boris Johnson tip the UK over the no-deal cliff.
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