By John Smith • 18 November 2019 • 17:20
Jo Swinson, ready to slug it out
ALTHOUGH Brexit has been side lined for a while as the main parties contesting the General Election are concentrating more on their overall manifestos, it is still bubbling under.
The latest significant observation has come from Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson who in an interview with the BBC made it clear that regardless of the result, Brexit would not be a thing of the past if the Conservatives are elected.
She believes that Boris Johnson is misguided if thinks that all he has to do is hand in Britain’s notice by the end of January and then it’s ‘plain sailing’.
She insists that arguments over post-Brexit trade negotiations with the European Union could go on for a very long time and therefore, according to her, the only way to end the matter quickly is to vote LibDem who if in power would abandon Brexit and stay in the EU.
In the same interview, she made it clear that in the event of a hung Parliament, her party would not join with either the Conservatives or Labour as neither Johnson nor Corbyn deserve to be Prime Minister.
As such, her party would continue to fight Brexit even if they don’t have sufficient seats to make any real voting difference.
At the time of writing, it did appear that the opinion polls were generally forecasting a Conservative victory but even if this is the case, there is still a long way to go.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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