Our polling suggests there are hundreds of seats where Liberal Democrats are in contention now.
I’m not naïve, I recognise that this is ambitious – but I do think the seismic change in politics makes it possible.
But when we take a look at that claim, we see that it’s more than just naïve, it’s completely laughable.
Dose of reality for Swinson
Despite winning 62 seats at the 2005 election, its highest ever, the party has been on a downward spiral ever since. Not least, because this includes the party’s time in coalition with the Tories. So when Swinson says she couldn’t support Corbyn as PM due to ‘major policy difference’, she’s masking her true tory allegiances.
So if Swinson is to turn 17 into “hundreds”, she has a hell of a job on her hands. And judging her on her record and the online reaction, it’s not just mission impossible: it’s mission laughable.
Immediately people began to put Swinson straight on how ridiculous her claim was:
Jo Swinson is a Mustard Tory with a voting record that’d make Iain Duncan Smith blush.
She’s not fit to run a bath, let alone a country.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman) September 13, 2019
And while Swinson believes “that we can do this”, it seems many people disagree:
Jo Swinson is a deluded yellow tory. https://t.co/JLPIaFGFzb
— Julie Hunter (@JulieHJC4PM) September 14, 2019
Asked if she thought she could become Prime Minister, Jo Swinson said “Absolutely".
And she said “I'm not naive, I recognise that this is ambitious".
— Corbyn for PM (@CorbynASAP) September 13, 2019
https://t.co/seSNxJN3hN There it is! @joswinson in all her idiotic self. As so many of us have said she wants power and that is all she cares about. PM Ms Swinson? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— AW–B CORBYN OUTRIDER 2019 (@xpressanny) September 13, 2019
A liberal defection?
In a move that lost Boris Johnson his one-vote majority in parliament, MP for Bracknell Dr Philip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats. This move didn’t go down well with all her party members. In fact, it forced Lib Dem LGBT+ chair, Jenny Rigby, to resign. Rigby said, based on Lee’s voting record, that he’s “not a liberal”.
Lee’s voting record on social issues and foreign policy proves Rigby right. Lee’s anything but liberal.
Not forgetting her voting record of course!
And as The Canary reported, Swinson’s own voting record shows how unfit she is. This is a further reason why Corbyn could not work with her.
Stop living in a dream world
But ignoring all of this if we can, simple mathematics tells you how impossible Swinson’s task is. It’s time Swinson woke up. The British people are standing up to the current prime minister. And the tide is turning against austerity and all those who enabled it.
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