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Liberal Democrats – ready for the General Election and the next Parliament

April 23, 2017 7:53 PM

Tim FarronThe UK general election will take place on June 8th. In a statement on 22 April, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP said:

"I want to make this clear. The Liberal Democrats will not enter into any coalition deal with either Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party.

On Thursday 8th of June, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to change the direction of our country and stop a hard Brexit.

The reasons for this decision are simple.

Under no conditions can we sign up to Theresa May's Hard Brexit agenda; a hard Brexit will be a disaster for Britain. It risks crashing our economy and leaving us isolated on the global stage.

And Jeremy Corbyn would be a disaster for the country - he has no plan for the country, our economy and offers no leadership - and as Labour leader, every time it has mattered he has given Theresa May a blank cheque on Brexit.

More than 10,000 people have joined our party since Tuesday - and we're on the cusp of reaching 100,000 members. Over the next 46 days, we're going to offer the British people a real alternative and a vision of a Britain that is open, tolerant and united.