Are the Lib Dems the biggest liars of the election so far?

Jo Swinson (left): she seems to be trying to steal Boris Johnson’s crown as the biggest liar in Parliament. But then, that is why her party’s nickname is the Fib Dems.

Take a look at this:

It’s a piece of electioneering by the Liberal Democrats that – on the face of it – presents a false impression of who are the main players in the North East Somerset constituency, running up to the general election in December.

The trick is in the small print. Congratulations if you can read it; I’ve got my specs on and the print is too small for me. Also – who is going to bother reading the small print when they haven’t been told they need to?

The gaff was well and truly blown by Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday. Take a look at the video in Dawn Foster’s tweet – and note Helen Pender’s follow-up that the Lib Dems have done the same elsewhere.

Ms Swinson’s attempted defence is an embarrassment. “It’s labelled on there what the question is that it relates to so anyone looking at it can read what the question is”? Only if you’ve got a magnifying glass and obsessive compulsive disorder!

Still, what can you expect from the Liberal Democrats? Even when they’re directly quoting election results, they can’t resist using their infamous block graphs to mislead people.

In Brecon and Radnorshire, they came out with their usual “two-horse race” rubbish with a block graph – that completely misrepresented the differences between the parties’ standings. You can see the difference when their graph is juxtaposed with an accurate representation:

In the by-election on August 1, the Liberal Democrat candidate only won because the Brexit Party split the Conservative candidate’s vote – and the Tory was a convicted criminal.

Sophy Ridge seems to have a knack for showing Jo Swinson up. Take a look at the following clip, in which the Lib Dem leader is forced to acknowledge evidence showing that, in the Coalition government, she supported more Tory policies than some genuine Conservative MPs:

Note also that she only ever seems to criticise Labour.

Perhaps it’s right that she is next to Boris Johnson in the image at the top of this article. She tries to mislead the public as much as he does, and she certainly supports Tory policies.

And that’s the hidden message – that Liberal Democrats will support the Conservatives, if there’s a hung Parliament and they end up with the balance of power.

In other words: Vote Liberal Democrat – get Tory.

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6 thoughts on “Are the Lib Dems the biggest liars of the election so far?

  1. Growing Flame

    Grossly dishonest of the Lib Dems. Though I suppose there MIGHT be some constituencies (in the West Country, perhaps) that are actually held by the Cons but the Lib Dems might squeeze into if Labour voters held their noses and voted for them.

    But , here in my constituency in the South, Labour are within a few thousand of unseating the Tory MP and there are actual NON-Labour members volunteering to help us with leaflets etc because we offer a Peoples Vote AND we might win!!
    We will certainly be targetting possible Lib Dem voters and acquainting them with the reality of their situation. Swinson’s power fantasies are splitting the anti-Tory vote.

  2. david

    oh sorry Mike. Is the rest of the country having a general election? In Hampstead & Kilburn the Libs are running the Brexit referendum. Their manifesto is stated as stay in EU – so only one pledge to break this time.

  3. Stu

    Jo Swinson was my MP in East Dunbartonshire and a Tory policy left me on the verge of suicide, her reaction was to support the policy and offered no help, forcing me down South.
    She’s called a Tartan Tory up there !

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