Lib Dems to fight next election on platform of rejoining Europe

Thousands of people have joined the party since Thursday

Tim Farron

 

The Liberal Democrats will fight the next general election on a platform of taking Britain back into the European Union, according to leader Tim Farron.

‘The British people deserve the chance not to be stuck with the appalling consequences of a Leave campaign that stoked that anger with the lies of Farage, Johnson and Gove,’ Farron said.

‘The Liberal Democrats will fight the next election on a clear and unequivocal promise to restore British prosperity and role in the world, with the United Kingdom in the European Union, not out.’

Thousands of people have joined the party since polling closed on Thursday.

In an email to supporters, Farron suggested this was because because ‘they know the Liberal Democrats are the voice of those who voted for our country to Remain and lead in Europe.’

The details of his pledge are not yet clear, particularly with regard to how other EU states could be convinced to accept Britain’s return.

However, we can assume that the Lib Dems expect a general election relatively soon, since Britain’s exit will have already been negotiated by 2020 and would be near-impossible to reverse.

They also seem to be banking on a change of heart among many out voters, as it becomes clear that Leave campaigners cannot keep their promises.

‘In twenty four hours the cheap bus slogans of Farage, Johnson and Gove are unravelling,’ a Lib Dem spokesperson said. ‘On £350 million for the NHS, on immigration, it is clear that they will fail to deliver what people thought they had voted for.

‘Once again people will feel betrayed by out of touch politicians.’

5 Responses to “Lib Dems to fight next election on platform of rejoining Europe”

  1. Dean Waller

    You hsve my vote come the next election

  2. Dianne Grant

    i want to be able to vote for a centre left party which fights for social justice and prioritises our relationship with Europe. I’m a paid up member of the Labour Party but didn’t vote for Corbyn and feel he has let down all the young people who put their trust in him. The party manifesto stated to stay in Europe – if he couldn’t support that view wholeheartedly he shouldn’t have stood as leader. I’m angry with him, even angrier with Johnson and Gove and still feel sick to the stomach every time I wake up and realise it wasn’t a bad dream and our children’s futures are in jeopardy.

  3. James Kemp

    >>feel he has let down all the young people who put their trust in him. The party manifesto stated to stay in Europe – if he couldn’t support that view wholeheartedly he shouldn’t have stood as leader>>

    Evidence please? Oh that’s right he did nothing apart from go out everyday campaigning from lands end to tip of Scotland usually 2-3 rallies every day tried to get his message out to everyone that whould listen. If you expect the right wing press to report anything right or honestly, or the Tv then your going to get the masters voice from the Tories!

    Oh who called the Vote and put everything at risk? Who lost it with a week campaign full of lies and bad appearances, where he showed indifference Cameron and the Tories! So again i ask who is to blame really? Don’t blame labour they tried there best to reach many people with evidence and honesty. In the vote people I think to many think they could have a protest vote or poor reason like ‘immigration’ is to blame…

    So call the Tories to account and make them keep there promises! Remember there lies and broken promises next election!

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    However, we can assume that the Lib Dems expect a general election relatively soon, since Britain’s exit will have already been negotiated by 2020 and would be near-impossible to reverse.

    They are acting on the assumption that there will be an election soon: it may not be the case that they expect one. If there is not one, they can always change their strategy appropriately. A case of “Heads we win; Tails we don’t lose”.

  5. CR

    Well one would not really expect anything else from the Lib Dems. After all, the people have spoken and the majority was well over 1,000,000 votes and the not-very-Liberal undemocratic-Democrats have to put themseleves on the wrong side of history yet again !!!!

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