Swinson attacked Labour for refusing to call early vote of no confidence – LibDems now claim she was ‘always very clear’ timing not right
The LibDems have been caught out attempting to whitewash party leader Jo Swinson’s ‘childish’ rush to hold a no-confidence vote – by claiming that she was ‘always very clear’ that it wasn’t the right time for one.
LibDem MP and spokesperson Christine Jardine was asked on Sky News this morning whether the party would be pushing for a no-confidence vote in the Tory government – and responded with the LibDems’ new version of history:
Jo has always been very clear, before we do that we have to know what the next step is, and we have to be sure that by doing that, we’re not going to accidentally make it easier to crash out without a deal.
Unfortunately for the LibDems, the records show very differently – so differently that it’s damning of their lack of substance that they’re even making the attempt:
Not only was Swinson not ‘always very clear’ that waiting was the best route, but she tabled her own motion of no-confidence actively pushed and attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not joining in with her attempt:
Happily, Corbyn new better – and Labour rejected her ‘childish’ haste:
Unsurprisingly, Jardine was not challenged by the interviewer about this recasting of history.
Quite rightly, Corbyn insists that the right time to move the no-confidence vote is when Johnson can no longer use it to paralyse Parliament and force through his no-deal goal.
The ‘childish’ Swinson and her party appear to have seen the light – but are still behaving just as immaturely, claim ‘it wasn’t me’ and pretending they were on the right side of the issue all along.
Unfortunately, their blundering and petulance has helped Johnson along the road to his no-deal nirvana – and they continue to do so.
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