Jo Swinson today tried to stop her party’s sliding poll ratings as she unveiled the Liberal Democrats’ general election manifesto with key pledges to stop Brexit and legalise cannabis. The Lib Dems were riding high on 23 per cent in a YouGov poll at the start of October but the party has been sinking ever since with the latest survey giving it a support rating of just 15 per cent.
Ms Swinson attempted to get her party back on track as she unveiled her 100-page blueprint for Britain and launched a stinging attack on Boris Johnson. The Lib Dem leader criticised the Prime Minister and told activists at a campaign rally in London this evening: ‘Boris Johnson only cares about Boris Johnson.’
However, she conceded today that she is unlikely to win the election as she said such a result would require a ‘big step’ from where the polls are currently. But she insisted ‘it is certainly possible’ that she could still win a majority and become PM.
Cancelling the UK’s departure from the European Union forms the centre-piece of the party’s December 12 offer to voters as it seeks to win over people who backed Remain at the 2016 Brexit referendum. Ms Swinson is committing to spending a £50 billion so-called ‘Remain Bonus’ on boosting public services if the party succeeds in stopping Brexit.
Where will the £50 billion come from? The same money tree that Labour is planning to raid. We will have to pay £39 billion now as we know the EU is just about money grabbing, and then what Ms Swinson is not admitting loudly is that to go ahead with her plans we will have to adopt the Euro…..this is another instance of a politician using smoke, mirrors and lies.
There will be no bonus as the EU we already know will up our bill if Swinson has her way, they will stop our rebate and make us pay to help cover the failing markets of Germany, and I cannot believe that she would be happy to just sign everything over, but then again she will be happy as her husband will keep his 3.6 million Euros he has given for his company, and dare I say that could go higher!!.
The constant campaigning for stopping Brexit to me shows that she is losing the plot. She states that stopping Brexit and revoking Article 50 will result in us all coming together as one great big happy family, and that people like me will just accept that because Swinson willed it….I will accept it, and that is bordering on insane.
To ignore the will of 17.4 million people sets a very dangerous precedence and all I hear from her is that there was only a small majority…but when I went to school a majority meant the larger number, and that larger number was always the winning result. God help these Lib Dems if they don’t retain their seats with more than 4% of the vote as I can see legal challenges heading their way.
The reason why the Lib Dems are sliding down the popularity pole is that at long last people are waking up and realising that they just do not like her. You have Brexiters who if ever the choice came down to a member of the monster raving looney party and her party…the monster raving looney party will get the seat, and you also have remainers who are appalled at her blatant disregard of people who have voted, as lets face it if she does it the once then everything she will try to do will result in legal challenge, after legal challenge.
I do respect her sense of humour though…especially when she explains that she could be the PM and that is what she is heading for. Well here is a bet….she will lose the 9 who walked from the lord knows how many parties to join hers….so that will take it down to 11 and I can see her gaining 19 seats at the most, and that will put her and her party in 4th place behind the SNP, but I was always told that God loves a trier….just the popularity polls don’t….