LISTEN: Jo on Matt Forde’s The Political Party podcast

Jo Swinson spent an hour on Wednesday evening recording The Political Party podcast with Matt Forde.

It’s hilarious, thoughtful and relevant. And can you guess the point where I almost choked on my wine? Did she actually say that?

Areas covered include:

On not meeting John Prescott

How East Dunbartonshire was won

Brexit and why revoke Article 50

Trump and the art of diplomacy


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  • Doggies shouldn’t have wine, it’s not good for them

    * worries *

  • Mick Taylor 2nd Nov '19 - 5:51pm

    I was really pleased that Matt Ford’s opening showed a clear understanding of FPTP and the real opportunities this offers the Lib Dems in four or five cornered contests where the winning MP may only have votes in the twenties of percent. Too many people are kvetching about how FPTP does us down. It just might not this time!

  • Robin Meltzer 3rd Nov '19 - 7:49am

    Jo was great. And so was Matt’s impression of Jeremy Corbyn! I’ve never heard anyone manage to get that impression right before. (“Can I finish? Can I finish?”)

    There was also a good episode of Matt’s podcast a few weeks back with Kezia Dugdale – well worth a listen.

  • Valerie Menzies 3rd Nov '19 - 9:24am

    For the first time in over 30 years, I am going to vote tactically to oust the Tory m.p.

  • Yeovil Yokel 3rd Nov '19 - 2:18pm

    If your tactical vote is for the Lib Dem candidate then many thanks, Valerie. May there be many more like you!

    It’s heartening for me to see how Jo has improved since she became leader. I marginally favoured Ed in the leadership contest because I felt that he would handle tough media interviews better, but Jo has really upped her game and looks the part of someone whom we can rally behind.

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