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I’m going to keep using this image because it clearly labels the Liberal Democrats.

Scottish Lib Dem MP Jamie Stone was caught on TV admitting that he would prefer a “no deal” Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister, “every time”.

He has since backtracked – spectacularly unconvincingly – on his statement, claiming that the Liberal Democrats are hoping to find a prime ministerial candidate who can muster a majority in the House of Commons that Mr Corbyn can’t manage.

Of course, he neglected to mention that the only reason Mr Corbyn hasn’t secured such a majority is the fact that the LDs are set against him – possibly because they have the bizarre belief that they can foist Jo Swinson on the public as a prime ministerial alternative.

Mr Stone made his comments on the BBC’s Politics Scotland.

The presenter asked: “If no-one else does emerge and the choice that you face is between Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister or a no-deal Brexit, then your position is – you’re a pro-European party, you’re anti no-deal, where do you stand? Is it Jeremy Corbyn or is it no-deal?”

Mr Stone replied: “It is ‘no deal’ every time.”

That seems perfectly clear.

However, he later said: “I was quite clear in the whole interview that I oppose no-deal and oppose putting Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10.

So, “it is ‘no deal’ every time” means “I oppose ‘no deal'”? I don’t believe that.

“I is no use Labour deliberately misquoting me so as to twist the truth.”

It’s not a misquote; it’s what he said.

“People across the UK do not have to choose between no-deal and Corbyn. That is why the Liberal Democrats are working across parties to stop Brexit and want a new Prime Minister who can get the numbers to do that.”

That won’t be Jo Swinson, then. It would be Mr Corbyn. All the Liberal Democrats have to do is swallow their pride and put their weight behind him.

Otherwise, it’s clear they’d rather have “no deal”, as Ray Ellis asserts:

You’ll have noticed I suggested that the Liberal Democrats actually believe they can get Tory enabler Jo Swinson installed as prime minister, in a weird rejection of reality. This is based on the revelation that they have a plan to win a future general election: “Team 320”.

It seems clear, then, that they are waiting for Boris Johnson to fail in his bid to achieve Brexit by October 31, in the hope that a general election will then win the support of Parliament and that they can win it.

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous.

Don’t they realise this means they are supporting the Tories’ bid to achieve “no deal”?

There won’t be a majority for a general election until they swing behind Mr Corbyn, so all they are doing is offering Boris Johnson more time to get the Brexit he wants.

And haven’t they worked out that they’re looking for support from the very people they shafted, in Coalition with those “no deal” Tories up until four short years ago?

Jo Swinson is an embarrassment to politics. So is Jamie Stone.

But a worse embarassment would be letting them screw up our chance to get rid of our festering Boris Johnson-infested Tory government.

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