If the Lib Dems are the Party of ‘Remain’, why are they suddenly supporting Theresa May?

Vince Cable: It’s so long since he was newsworthy, this is the most recent image of him that I have. One can imagine him going into Downing Street in this hat and scarf in an attempt to be incognito.

In a perverse way, it seems we should be grateful to Vince Cable for clarifying the Brexit mess.

We had been let to believe that Theresa May was determined to force vote after vote on her Brexit deal, in an attempt to wear down MPs who hate it – and that Jeremy Corbyn would table motions of “no confidence” every time she lost: Brexit limbo.

Mr Cable has stepped in to break this deadlock, as Evolve Politics revealed:

So once again the Liberal Democrats are propping up a Conservative government. Does that remind you of anything?

But this raises a hugely relevant question about the Liberal Democrats. As the self-styled “Party of Remain”, isn’t it a huge contradiction for them to be supporting the enactors of Brexit?

This discrepancy was picked up by the Twitterati:

And Helena Bowie tweeted: “Just proves what I’ve been thinking since the coalition. You would think they would have learnt after getting wiped out.”

Then it was suggested that Mr Cable may be trying to force Labour into supporting a second referendum:

Of course, the so-called “People’s Vote” is a trap for Labour. The party’s policy is to push for a general election but, failing that, to support a second referendum (if I recall correctly). So if Mrs May announces another plebiscite, then Labour will support it. There’s no need to propose one directly, and in fact that would harm Labour’s electoral chances:

As it is, it seems Mr Cable has sealed electoral doom – not for Labour, but for his own party. And he didn’t even get a bung out of it:

Last word on this goes to Mark Adkins:

“Does Vince Cable really miss the smell of a brand new ministerial car that much?” Well put! Especially as it seems he really does.

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6 Thoughts to “If the Lib Dems are the Party of ‘Remain’, why are they suddenly supporting Theresa May?”

  1. There is now no excuse for anyone failing to realise what some us clocked years ago – that a vote for Lib Dems is a proxy vote for the Tories.

    1. Robbie

      But, of course, the LibDems sided with the Labour party in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement vote and No Confidence charade.

  2. Pat Sheehan

    Pitiful ‘yellow torys’: we’ve seen them in ‘action’ before haven’t we! The sooner these pathetic excuses for political representation are completely and utterly wiped out the better. They have become more of a nuisance factor now indiscriminately and accidentally mopping up the votes of disorientated and disenfranchised electors as they stumble from broken dream to lost hope! Get your hats and GO!

  3. To me, with that hat and scarf Vince Cable looks like a much older version of Tom Baker.

  4. Obviously they never learn – the Tories will take them to the cleaners yet again.

  5. Rik

    The Lib Dems eh… no one will forget or forgive this lot for voting with the Tories & their murderous polices NEVER . .

    Tom Baker . . that was funny

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