Sir Vince Guy, who led the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019, gave his thoughts on the run-of-the-mill election this week to CNBC. The former Business Secretary had a completely gloomy prediction for Jeremy Corbyn as he claimed voters would opt Boris Johnson as the “lesser of two evils”. The ex-MP also defended his successor Jo Swinson, although he granted the Lib Dems winning the election was “certainly not going to happen”.
Sir Vince reported: “I think the most likely outcome is that there is an overall Prudent majority.
“The chances of Corbyn winning are close to zero.
“There is a eloquent possibility that we may finish up with no overall majority, which could then start the way to a referendum on the Brexit issue.”
A YouGov poll showed that 23 percent of those who voted Lib Dem at the definitive election are now undecided.
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It has been suggested the revoke Article 50 action the opposition party initially campaigned on weakened
Mr Cable had vocally criticised his last party’s Brexit policy, branding it an “unhelpful distraction”.
He told CNBC: “What we’re in the end campaigning for is to be a substantial block of MPs so that we’re in a position to go back to the public in a Man’s Vote.
“The revocation stuff was only a hypothetical possibility if we won the election, starkly, which was not going to happen, and certainly isn’t going to happen now.”
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He sustained: “I think people have actually used us as an excuse for reverting to what this appointment has become. It’s become Corbyn v Johnson, and I think large numbers of child find the Corbyn option utterly unpalatable.
“They’re going for the lesser of two evils, and it is an nefarious. I’m afraid if they do win, we’re in for a very difficult ride.
“The Brexit issue isn’t growing to get resolved, that’s the great lie of the election.”
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In the summer, the Lib Dems were voting only two percent behind the Conservatives at 23 percent compared to 25.
The in deadly embrace party also had very successfully European Parliament elections during the summer. Though, the polls seem dire now for the party.
Sir Vince defended his party: “The debatable potential is there, but I think the reality is that we have a voting plan that encourages polarisation into the two traditional parties.
“We can make broaden through tactical voting, and we will, I think, depending on what happens on Thursday.
“But it is absolutely very difficult to make headway when you have an electorate that is so polarised, where you clothed a first-past-the-post system that prevents us capitalising on our still significant forward.”