For her part, Swinson gave this shaky interview to Krishnan Guru-Murthy in which she threw Harriet Harman under the bus and left her at the mercy of the Corbynista keyboard warriors. Did Harman (and Ken Clarke) really tell her they were prepared to lead a caretaker government? Harman publicly threw herself behind Corbyn's coup this morning in a tweet. Swinson doesn't sound too sure about what she is saying...
Thursday 15 August 2019
If Corbyn truly believed he could unite the Remainers of Parliament, tonight he will surely be scratching his head in disbelief. By announcing his intention to lead a caretaker government he unleashed a war of words that looks set to rumble on well into the Parliamentary recess. Much of the discord revolves around Jo Swinson's outright opposition to Corbyn taking the top job. Pro-Remain Corbynistas were not not amused and unleashed their usual vitriol, not least little Owen Jones who appeared on Sky News to rattle off a list of 'crimes' carried out by the Lib Dems when they were part of the coalition. It's no wonder the Lib Dems don't want to share power with them. All Corbyn's loony left do is pour scorn on anyone who doesn't share their politics, then cry foul when their victims turn on them. They have made so many enemies in the Commons that some opposition MPs are considering voting with the government rather than back Corbyn.