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    The Lib-Dem leadership contest

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    Jo Swinson has to be the vainest MP ever.

    But, when there's a general election, the Lib Dems could win a few seats and potentially hold a bit of power, again! Let's hope they don't **** it up this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Grieves View Post
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    Jo Swinson has to be the vainest MP ever.

    But, when there's a general election, the Lib Dems could win a few seats and potentially hold a bit of power, again! Let's hope they don't **** it up this time.
    I doubt it. Brexit is going to happen and that will leave them in their usual world of complete irrelevance where they belong. I feel really sorry for the people of England when that bunch of charlatans are the only credible alternative to the two main parties. Since they last held power in the early 20th century theyíve tried to reinvent themselves by adopting every populist position thatís going. Theyíve positioned themselves as a party that can make up the numbers in a coalition, but when that happened they achieved nothing and suffered as a consequence. Theyíre a complete waste of ****ing time and Jo Swinson is a Tory that wants to build a statue of Thatcher.

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    I doubt it. Brexit is going to happen and that will leave them in their usual world of complete irrelevance where they belong. I feel really sorry for the people of England when that bunch of charlatans are the only credible alternative to the two main parties. Since they last held power in the early 20th century they’ve tried to reinvent themselves by adopting every populist position that’s going. They’ve positioned themselves as a party that can make up the numbers in a coalition, but when that happened they achieved nothing and suffered as a consequence. They’re a complete waste of ****ing time and Jo Swinson is a Tory that wants to build a statue of Thatcher.
    If labour don't get their act together I think there's an opportunity for the lib dems to do very well for themselves in a post brexit UK. I'm saying that as someone who's voted for the Lib dems on more occasions than I've voted for the SNP, maybe I still have a soft spot for them despite their betrayal of students, when I was a student! Swinson gies me the boak though, pure politician stock, nae morals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Grieves View Post
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    If labour don't get their act together I think there's an opportunity for the lib dems to do very well for themselves in a post brexit UK. I'm saying that as someone who's voted for the Lib dems on more occasions than I've voted for the SNP, maybe I still have a soft spot for them despite their betrayal of students, when I was a student! Swinson gies me the boak though, pure politician stock, nae morals
    Swinson will only be caretaker until Chukka gets the leadership
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    They don't have the broadest pool of candidates.

    Swinson's OK but they really need some big hitters in the party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Grieves View Post
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    If labour don't get their act together I think there's an opportunity for the lib dems to do very well for themselves in a post brexit UK. I'm saying that as someone who's voted for the Lib dems on more occasions than I've voted for the SNP, maybe I still have a soft spot for them despite their betrayal of students, when I was a student! Swinson gies me the boak though, pure politician stock, nae morals
    Strong chance of them taking seats in metropolitan areas. I expect a strong showing in London including my part of North London which has swung from Labour the Liberal in the last two elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    Strong chance of them taking seats in metropolitan areas. I expect a strong showing in London including my part of North London which has swung from Labour the Liberal in the last two elections.
    I think you are right and their comeback is on. Their entering into the Coalition won’t be that much of an impediment, now that the key players have all moved on. The political landscape has shifted massively.

    The votes they will take from Labour will be the more centrist ones, who aren’t ideological about 2010 and who recognised that the Labour administration had simply run out of time.

    The Lib Dems going all out against Brexit was a tactical victory, they have and will continue to hoover up loose Labour votes because of Corbyn’s indifference-cum-passive aggressiveness towards the desire of the majority of member to remain in the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    I think you are right and their comeback is on. Their entering into the Coalition wonít be that much of an impediment, now that the key players have all moved on. The political landscape has shifted massively.

    The votes they will take from Labour will be the more centrist ones, who arenít ideological about 2010 and who recognised that the Labour administration had simply run out of time.

    The Lib Dems going all out against Brexit was a tactical victory, they have and will continue to hoover up loose Labour votes because of Corbynís indifference-cum-passive aggressiveness towards the desire of the majority of member to remain in the EU.
    Tactical indeed. Makes you wonder how anti-brexit they really are though. We'll see their true colours yet again when it comes to the crunch.

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    Swinson wouldn't be putting herself forward if there wasn't a lib dem revival on the cards. Fighting the good fight just to keep the dream alive in times of hardship is not her thing. She's not about principle, she's about power. That is a consummate politician, I suppose.

    What chance her entering a coalition with Corbyn (plus Sturgeon?) though? That, I think, says it all.

    Anyway, I'm blabbering here as if she's a shoe-in. Is she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glory Lurker View Post
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    Swinson wouldn't be putting herself forward if there wasn't a lib dem revival on the cards. Fighting the good fight just to keep the dream alive in times of hardship is not her thing. She's not about principle, she's about power. That is a consummate politician, I suppose.

    What chance her entering a coalition with Corbyn (plus Sturgeon?) though? That, I think, says it all.

    Anyway, I'm blabbering here as if she's a shoe-in. Is she?
    If she was about power rather than principle, surely she wouldn't be a LibDem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    If she was about power rather than principle, surely she wouldn't be a LibDem?
    By that I mean she's kept her head down while the Lib Dems were in the wilderness, but is wanting the gig at the same time there's a chance of Lib Dems leader being a power broker.
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