Talk

Advanced search

Lib Dems pledging to ignore brexit vote

(156 Posts)
gunting Sat 25-Jun-16 22:16:43

Would they stand a chance? Interesting. DC got in with 11m votes, Tim Farron could have 16m on his side.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-result-lib-dems-remain-liberal-democrats-live-policy-stay-leave-a7103186.html%3famp?client=safari#

RortyCrankle Sat 25-Jun-16 23:12:06

What with eight MPs? No lol.

Spinflight Sat 25-Jun-16 23:13:32

The lib dems are finished as a party.

Just so you know....

LaurieFairyCake Sat 25-Jun-16 23:14:42

They're pledging to reverse it

I'm putting my papers in to get selected when I move

LineyReborn Sat 25-Jun-16 23:17:50

The Lib Dems are prone to their own lies and liars, surely?

mrsmuddlepies Sat 25-Jun-16 23:21:57

Hurrah for the Lib Dems. A ray of hope!
I am off to join the party. Good luck to them 😊

YorkshireTeaDrinker Sat 25-Jun-16 23:22:58

Seriously considering joining up. I am glad one party will be campaigning unequivocally on a pro-EU platform.

LineyReborn Sat 25-Jun-16 23:27:04

The Lib Dems always did focus on Europe, education and environment.

Unfortunately they handled the Rennard affair terribly badly and a number of women quit.

gunting Sat 25-Jun-16 23:27:17

Apparently thousands of people have joined the lib Dems since Thursday. I had never considered it until today

Brownfiesta Sat 25-Jun-16 23:31:44

I joined today - they may be small but they do seem to have some integrity. I now think that Clegg kept the Tories slightly in check on things like academies. The main parties have no credibility so hopefully fringe parties will offer some hope. They can't be worse.

GhostofFrankGrimes Sat 25-Jun-16 23:37:55

they've found a way to win back voters.

ShellSuitonBonfireNight Sat 25-Jun-16 23:38:38

Oh! Remember when the Lib Dems promised to scrap tution fees? Let's ask some 19 year olds how that's working out for them?!?

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8619630.stm

GhostofFrankGrimes Sat 25-Jun-16 23:38:39

unfortunately by 2020 Britain will have officially left the EU with no way back.

OrangesandLemonsNow Sat 25-Jun-16 23:39:00

Not a chance

OrangesandLemonsNow Sat 25-Jun-16 23:39:41

Oh! Remember when the Lib Dems promised to scrap tution fees? Let's ask some 19 year olds how that's working out for them?!?

Exactly. Funny how people quickly forget.

STIDW Sat 25-Jun-16 23:40:10

I think there may well be GE in the autumn. Brexiters need to draw up a strategy which is mandated by Parliament. A majority of MPs support Remain & without a mandate there would need to be another GE.

AnnaForbes Sat 25-Jun-16 23:41:00

Will they remove the word 'democrat' from their name?

Littlemisslovesspiders Sat 25-Jun-16 23:41:06

As we will have left by 2020 bit pointless really.

Seems a bit opportunistic to get more members.

LordRothermereBlackshirtCunt Sat 25-Jun-16 23:41:25

There may be an election as early as this autumn, Ghost

WaspsandBeesSting Sat 25-Jun-16 23:43:33

A majority of MPs support Remain & without a mandate there would need to be another GE.

MPs represent their constituents. Most of which voted to leave.

Many have said they respect the wishes of the majority.

GhostofFrankGrimes Sat 25-Jun-16 23:43:39

*There may be an election as early as this autumn, Ghost"

why do you think that?

Ouriana Sun 26-Jun-16 00:03:05

I came to post about tution fees and got beaten to it!

RortyCrankle Sun 26-Jun-16 00:32:57

A GE in the autumn is wishful thinking - it won't happen. As for the LibDems, it doesn't matter how many people join their party, they have zero power to change anything.

RedToothBrush Sun 26-Jun-16 00:34:43

Fuck me! Could it be true?

An actual leader seen making statements in public today?

where the fuck is, where the fuck is, where the fucks is everyone

STIDW Sun 26-Jun-16 00:39:55

MPs represent their constituents. Most of which voted to leave.

Yes but Brexiters need to decide a common plan to present to parliament. It may be difficult getting that approved by MPs not least of all because the Tories don't have a huge majority. If there is no mandate it would force a general election & it would be quite legitimate to reverse a decision if that is what the electorate voted for.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now