Ed’s Weekend – 1st and 2nd June 2019

It’s been a hectic weekend for the leadership candidates. Numerous media interviews, travelling across the country for three sets of hustings. It’s a gruelling pace and there’s two months to go.

We’re going to try and keep up with them every day during the leadership campaign, once at the weekend.

The weekend kicked off on Friday night when the first hustings took pace in London.

Watch here:

And there was a joint interview on Channel 4 News. 

Yesterday it was on to Winchester

And Bath

Today, Ed was interviewed on Pienaar’s Politics on Radio 5 Live talking about the differences between him and Jo, climate change and Donald Trump.. Listen here.

Then he went to Wales to do some recall campaigning in Brecon and Radnor.

All that and an article in the Observer calling for a Government of National Unity to deliver a People’s Vote:

The crisis demands a backbench rebellion with the likes of Yvette Cooper and Hilary Benn working with the reinvigorated Liberal Democrats to bring down this rotten government. Jeremy Corbyn calls constantly for a general election but no Tory MP will pass a vote of no confidence in the government if a general election will follow. But might the likes of Dominic Grieve and Oliver Letwin join with progressive MPs to vote down a government committed to no deal if no election came next? Even Philip Hammond would.

First, this backbench coalition must come together to prevent an incoming Tory leader proroguing parliament and forcing a no-deal Brexit on an increasingly doubtful public. If Boris Johnson tried that, it would be an effective putsch or coup d’etat against parliament. MPs who vote to stop such a hard Brexit no-deal coup would, in effect, self-select as supporters of a national government.

 

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 19th Jun - 12:53pm
    Joe You express this in a way that makes us think. I agree on common ground not being obvious. But I see different people who...
  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 19th Jun - 12:34pm
    Lorenzo, I don't see how there can be any common ground with the Brexit party. On some issues you just have to take a stand...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 19th Jun - 12:20pm
    @Non..etc No worries about your nom de plume or sex. I just wanted to cover all bases in case someone accused me of not being...
  • User AvatarMartin Land 19th Jun - 12:15pm
    We do not have an unwritten constitution, merely an uncodified one. It seems to me that it functions appropriately.
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 19th Jun - 11:51am
    Another thing, the DWP, as with the other organs of state regularly, is hideous in its attitude, it is made up of secure , well...
  • User Avatarnvelope2003 19th Jun - 11:48am
    Another mistake made by Mayor Johnson was replacing the single deck bendy buses by the double deckers with several doors including an open platform at...