They won't win the next election if by win you mean an overall majority. Although Blair did win England in 1997.They won’t if they win the next election.
Sorry, I disagree. Swinson was far and away the worst leader the Lib Dems have had in my lifetime. She increased the vote share because memories of the coalition were fading and the electorate had come to despise Corbyn with a passion, so those who were prepared to give him a chance in 2017 (and vote tactically to reduce the size of May's likely thumping majority) switched to the Lib Dems in 2019.I think that's a bit harsh. Swinson, for all her faults, increased the Dems share of the vote by quite a bit.
Like I suggested a few pages back, Labour’s future will mirror the Tories past 30 years, but it will be for the opposite reasons of course. Just as the Tories periodically tore themselves apart over Europe, Labour seem destined to have a significant rump of its membership that will yearn for a return to the EU fold, and as we are already seeing with the debate on Labour’s stance on ‘the deal’ it’s causing divisions.
No more referenda required RP, the current Government has all the democratic legitimacy it needs.I've an idea. Why not put 'the deal' to the people given that outside of the Gov payroll vote, only about 150 MPs might vote for it. Just check they are sure now they can see the wood for the trees.
Mind you it all looks ever more academic as Macron seems determined to torpedo it, unless it really is a final bit of posturing.
I was being tongue in cheek (as no doubt you guessed) but until we see 'the deal', we don't know what legitimacy it hasNo more referenda required RP, the current Government has all the democratic legitimacy it needs.
Apparently the Macron last minute interjection was just the 10 years of unfettered EU access to U.K. waters.