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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”.
#sldconf audience member says Remain campaign was “shambolic” - how would that be avoided if there was another referendum? Jo Swinson says there was a “touch of complacency” in 2016 campaign, a new pro-EU message would need to make an “emotional connection” to people’s lives
An #sldconf delegate says party has failed to capitalise on defections from Labour and the Tories - she says it’s “another opportunity lost”. Christine Jardine says this is just the beginning of a new politics, and Jo Swinson says party is very much part of “exciting new phase”
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