LibDem leader defensive on Marr over Tory defectors
LibDem leader Jo Swinson was challenged – twice – by the BBC’s Andrew Marr this morning about the number of ex-Tory defectors her party is accepting, including the pro-austerity, former May front-bencher Sam Gyimah last night.
And – twice – she declined to say that the LibDems are not the ‘soft Tories’ Marr described:
Swinson then went on to defend ex-Tory Philip Lee, whose acceptance led to the resignation from the party of the LibDems’ LGBT lead – and to insist that the LibDems would not stand aside even to facilitate Labour’s strong prospect of defeating no-deal Brexiter Boris Johnson in Uxbridge at the next general election.
As Twitter user Matt Thomas pointed out in a graphic this morning, Swinson has voted with the Tories more times than many Tory MPs:
Jo Swinson also talked during the interview about her limitless ambition. That ambition has exposed the LibDems’ true nature.
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