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Swinson knows she is going to lose – but we should admire her honesty

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Jo Swinson is brave. She was not only prepared to be interviewed by Andrew Neil, but she told him: “I’m proud of the campaign that we’ve been fighting.” The normal translation of that is: “I concede defeat.”

She has already been criticised, sometimes harshly, for losing this election. But I thought she deserved credit, not just for turning up to the interview, but for standing up for what she believes.

She stood up for her record and her principles against the heaviest onslaught modern TV has available. Neil asked her: “Who voted nine times to introduce the bedroom tax? ... Who voted several times to introduce the benefits cap? ... That would be........

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