After Vince Cable’s embarrassing claims about EU leaders, have the Liberal Democrats had it?
John Longworth, co-chairman of Leave means Leave and former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says YES.
There have been some pretty big lies and exaggerations surrounding Brexit.
We were told that the referendum would increase unemployment by half a million, that there would be a recession, that Brexit would be bad for the regions. None of these have come to pass. Many of these and other claims were made by the Cameron government and the Remain campaign. However, when it comes to being economical with the truth, the Liberal Democrats take some beating.
Vince Cable, whom I respected, is now even scraping the barrel with false claims that foreign leaders support a second referendum.
The Lib Dems are stooping so low as to make common cause with foreign powers to undermine the democratic will of the British people and the government in its negotiations, thus making Britain worse off. Gladstone, the great advocate of liberal markets and free trade, is reeling in his grave.
The Lib Dems may not be finished as a party, but their credentials as liberal or democratic are certainly at an end.