Does she have enough support to defeat her country’s exit from the European Union that a country wide vote supported BEFORE the whole thing turned into the mess it is today?
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson says she hopes to convince members to back a policy of scrapping Brexit without another referendum, as the party’s conference begins in Bournemouth.
Ms Swinson says holding the referendum got the UK “into a mess”.
And she believes revoking Article 50 – the formal process to leave the EU – is the only satisfactory way out.
Ms Swinson said the party’s anti-Brexit message should be “unequivocal” in a general election campaign.
She told the BBC: “The Liberal Democrats are crystal clear. We want to stop Brexit… If a Liberal Democrat majority government is elected, then we should revoke Article 50 and I think it’s about being straightforward and honest with the British public about that.”
Up until now, the party’s policy on Brexit has been to campaign for another referendum – in which it would again call for the UK to stay in the EU.
But if Lib Dem members vote to back their leader’s policy proposal on Sunday, revoking Article 50 would be written into the next election manifesto….