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Anniebach Mon 01-Jul-19 10:22:34

Please not Jo Swindon , she seems to be constantly in a state
of hysteria and she shouts

Jabberwok Mon 22-Jul-19 17:59:34

and her throne!!!

GillT57 Mon 22-Jul-19 18:28:59

As a fellow Scot paddyanne can I just point out that not everything is an English conspiracy against Scotland and your sometimes hysterical insertion of anti English propaganda at every opportunity, whether relevant or not, gets tiresome. I am delighted Jo Swinson got the job and will now provide effective opposition to Brexit in the HoC.

Urmstongran Mon 22-Jul-19 18:36:56

GE required.

BJ needs to do this otherwise he wont have the numbers.

Anyone see LD marrying up with Labour for an alliance? Me neither.

Watch the split of the remain vote. Whilst Tories and the Brexit Party go forth.

Jo just doesnt have the charisma to rally the support to make them outright Remainers.

Anniebach Mon 22-Jul-19 18:42:02

Jo doesn’t have charisma, too excitable and too loud.

Grany Mon 22-Jul-19 20:02:49

It's no surprise that a politician who voted to treble fees, backed the bedroom tax, supports fracking and called zero hours contracts 'helpful' is viewed as a 'change' candidate by much of the establishment.

#LibDems #LibDemLeadership

paddyann Mon 22-Jul-19 20:13:18

Dis I say she was an English conspiracy ? What I pointed out was that she is a TORY in all but name ,she supported their evil austerity ideological concept not a necessity ,supported tuition fees South of the border ,much to the disgust of the young people who voted Lib Dem before the coalition .Sure she's anti Brexit..for now but shes as changeable as the wind so dont hold out hope for her to stick with that either .Westminster is anti Scotland .....believe me ,any Scot with a brain who cant see that after the fiasco that has been brexit needs to seek help !

varian Mon 22-Jul-19 20:26:42

The voters of East Dumbartonshire now know better than to support the SNP. Jo won her seat back in 2017 because because she was an excelkent candidate and they'd had enough of nationalism.

Urmstongran Mon 22-Jul-19 20:55:10

Will someone please explain to me ,and Jo Swinson, how she can make stopping Brexit her number one job? We had a democratic vote. The majority voted to leave. What gives her the right to try and stop what was voted for?

Maybe her first job should be to remove the word ‘Democrats’

lemongrove Mon 22-Jul-19 21:13:00

I thought the same, listening to her speech, what a cheek,
A whole political party who’s sole ambition it is to try and overturn the outcome of a democratic vote by the British public.Unbelievable.

GillT57 Mon 22-Jul-19 21:31:03

Maybe lemon and, urm because she has worked out that a very sizeable minority are not being represented? Quite easy to work out really

lemongrove Mon 22-Jul-19 21:40:59

That doesn’t matter Gill just imagine if Remain had won the vote, and the Lib Dems had thrown their whole weight behind campaigning to Leave, even though the majority democratic vote had been to Remain!
That Leavers didn’t like the outcome would not have mattered, just as the situation we have now with Remainers not liking it doesn’t matter.The vote went the Leave way and Parliament voted to implement it.Except they are now incapable of doing so of course.

varian Mon 22-Jul-19 22:36:39

The last three years have proven conclusively that the promises of the Leave liars are undeliverable.

Many believed these lies and if the fraudulent referendum had been mandatory rather than advisory it would have been declared null and void.

The people have had enough of this brexit nonsense. It is time to put a stop to it. We have wasted billions and trashed our international reputation. We used to be a decent country but are now the laughing stock of the world.

Let's wake up to the fact that we have a great deal as a member country of the EU and stop brexit once and for all.

It is great that Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats are standing up for Remain.

Anniebach Mon 22-Jul-19 22:40:02

Why are Brexit doing so well?

Shoequeen53 Mon 22-Jul-19 22:45:41

The Brexit Party did well in the EU elections for two reasons. The Remain vote was split. Leavers wanted to give the Tories a bloody nose. Oh, and turnout was very low.

DameJudyClench Mon 22-Jul-19 22:48:23

Yet another politician who doesn't care a about women and believes the trans bullshit

gmarie Mon 22-Jul-19 23:03:53

I just turned off the news channel in frustration and logged on to Gransnet to decompress. Here in the United States, the conversation is centering on Trump's racist Tweets and rants against a few, new, liberal democrats in congress - all four of whom are women of color. The commentator also did an analysis of our electoral system and how DT could be reelected in 2020. angry

When I saw the title of this thread I thought it would be about our sad situation and disgraceful president! Glad it's not but sorry you all are going through your own crazy time over there. How did we all get here, anyway?! confused

paddyann Mon 22-Jul-19 23:12:46

well Varian the Lib Dems didn't do their homework on this ...She cant vote on any legislation that involves England or Wales ...she must be the first leader of a UK party to find herself in this position since Cameron brought in EVEL .Bit of an own goal for Jo!!
Before you say that was meant to stop the SNP voting on English matters ,check your facts ...they never have ,never thought "English" matters were their business

maddyone Mon 22-Jul-19 23:37:20

Thank you paddyann, you have expressed exactly how I feel about her. The main reason many will like her is because she has vowed to stop Brexit, but perhaps the public should take a look at her voting record over the last few years.

paddyann Mon 22-Jul-19 23:52:21

ThanksMaddyone good to see someone else who has sense,sadly people here think being ANTI Westminster is being anti English and that is not the case .I feel very sorry for my English family and freinds who have no real way out of the mess Cameron landed them in..and Jo Swinson is just Cameron /May in another guise .

varian Tue 23-Jul-19 11:11:44

"Wonderful news. Huge congratulations to @joswinson"

It's fantastic to read the messages of congratulations to Jo from members of other parties- like Caroline Lucas, Sarah Woolaston and Luciana Berger.

Grammaretto Tue 23-Jul-19 11:18:26

Hoorah!! At last an intelligent, sane, trustworthy politician in a prominent position. I shall be voting Lib Dem again if I ever get an opportunity.
Good on yer Jo Swinson.

paddyann Tue 23-Jul-19 11:29:40

ReallyGrammaretto why would you vote for a politician who cant herself vote on the things that matter?

varian Tue 23-Jul-19 11:52:38

There is no good reason for a Scottish MP to vote on matters only affecting England. It was utter nonsense for the SNP to vote to prevent English shops opening at times when Scottish shops are open.

Many Scots are rightly proud of the Scottish leaders of our UK Liberal / Liberal Democrat Party - Jo Grimmond, David Steel, Charles Kennedy, Ming Campbell and now Jo Swinson.

Lovely to see former Labour Party acting leader Harriet Harman congratulating Jo.

The SNP should drop their sniping because Jo defeated their candidate in East Dumbartonshire to regain her seat and get behind the leading party of Remain to stop brexit.

humptydumpty Tue 23-Jul-19 11:55:22

I heard her on the Today program and was not impressed - because I thought like annie that she was shouty and hysterical, completely over the top, a disappointing contrast IMO to Vince Cable.

paddyann Tue 23-Jul-19 12:00:15

Varian you are missing the point ...the LEADER of the Lib Dems cant vote on any matter that involves England or Wales there are so few of them in WM you would have thought they needed all the votes thay can muster .I'm not sniping about Jo winning East Dunbartonshire ,it has often voted Tory in the past it was a marginal for decades and the people there are entitled to vote for who they believe in.She is a tory in all but name as even the BBC pointed out last night