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Farron on Marr: Lib Dems will be the strong opposition that Britain so desperately needs

Tim Farron has been on the Andrew Marr Show this morning. Theresa May was on as well, although not at the same time. It was like Durham in 1992 all over again.

He set out his pitch to be the strong opposition to Theresa May’s Government:

And he explained why people should spoil May’s coronation by turning to the Liberal Democrats

He appealed to young people to vote for the Lib Dems to avoid a hard Brexit that could damage us for generations to come.

He came across very well and got in our campaign messages along the theme of the only way to avoid a hard Brexit is to vote for the Liberal Democrats.

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Could Rachel Johnson stand as a Lib Dem candidate?

First of all, Rachel Johnson, writer and journalist, welcome to the Liberal Democrats. Every media outlet is telling us that she has joined and some are even suggesting that she will be a candidate for the Liberal Democrats in this coming general election. The Guardian is feverishly speculating:

Johnson’s decision to join the Lib Dems is expected to infuriate her brother Boris, who has had a relatively marginal role in the post-Brexit negotiations so far.

She could not be reached for comment, while a spokesman for the Lib Dems declined to confirm her membership, citing data protection rules.

With just nine MPs,

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  • User Avatarnigel hunter 22nd Jan - 2:14pm
    Good luck to all Thursday.For future campaigning look at Yesterdays article from Watford. It might give tips for future campaigning.
  • User AvatarMohammed Amin 22nd Jan - 1:59pm
    I agree. For the Liberal Democrats to retrospectively reject the 2010-2015 Coalition is a serious mistake. We should talk about what we achieved during that...
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 22nd Jan - 1:51pm
    The LD role in the recent Coalition was an utter disaster for us. We averaged around 20% of the vote across all the GE's from...
  • User AvatarRuth Bright 22nd Jan - 1:49pm
    Mary and Mark - exactly.
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 22nd Jan - 1:39pm
    There was something about that 1970's generation of Liberal campaigners that we need to replicate today. Since 1986 I live in Brockwell Ward in Chesterfield...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 22nd Jan - 1:34pm
    Thanks for this article James, I agree. I had commented on a separate thread with some similar points before I read yours! I completely agree...