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Vince Cable giving the final speech of #sldconf. Says cracks are appearing in the duopoly that has dominated UK politics for the last century. This is an opportunity for the Lib Dems, he says - but these are deeply uncertain times Vince Cable
Vince Cable says “the country needs an early general election like it needs a hole in the head”, but he fears Theresa May might see the temptation. “We have to be ready” - party has been studying key target seats. “We have a plan.” Vince Cable
Vince Cable says people are bored and confused by Brexit, but there’s also “a lot of anger”. Other issues desperately need attention, but government is entirely absorbed by Brexit. “Massive problems in this country are just not being dealt with.” Vince Cable speech
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Latest #sldconf session includes Qs sent in online; one says people are “oblivious” as to the party’s policies. MP Christine Jardine says she does try to talk about other policies, but Brexit is what voters really want to see action on Lib Dem conference stage
Christine Jardine claims the Lib Dems are “in a good place” amidst splintering of Labour and Tories, because they have history of working with both parties. She says the growth of the new Independent Group “will help us stop Brexit” by forcing a new referendum #sldconf
Asked about Brexit sparking “growing momentum” for indyref2, Christine Jardine says she thinks the SNP recognise that there isn’t an appetite for it. “People have seen what chaos we’re in because of leaving a union”.
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Willie Rennie making his leaders speech at #sldconf; opens by criticising the “endless loop of Brexit negotiations” - “you know it’s not going well when the National Union of Groundhogs has gone on strike” Willie Rennie’s speech
Willie Rennie attacks Jeremy Corbyn - has “driven even his most ardent supporters to despair” - and Theresa May - “about as stable as Rab C Nesbitt after a night out in Govan” - “THIS is a special kind of hell. Our country deserves better.” #sldconf
Willie Rennie offers “the hand of friendship” to “people who have given up on the Conservative and Labour leaderships”. These parties “are no longer broad churches, but narrow sects” - he urges disaffected members to “come and talk with me, let’s work together” #sldconf
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Fantastic first day at #SLDconf - started my speech with a random impromptu reference to the Sugababes, who @JamesHarr mentioned in his intro were top of the charts when I made my first appearance on @BBCQuestionTime in 2005. How time flies. And here is what else I covered...
We've spent nearly 3yrs obsessed with Brexit, on top of 4yrs consumed by the issue of independence.

All this energy wasted on ideologically-driven crusades against our neighbours

@LibDems have always said that Scotland's better off in the UK & the UK is better off in the EU. Flags: EU, Union Jack and Saltire
Nicola Sturgeon has learnt nothing from watching the PM negotiate Brexit

Breaking a union of 40 years is destroying our country.

Imagine what breaking a union of 300 years would do.
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