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What Jo Swinson said – and what she really meant

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What Jo Swinson said: In just 11 weeks, our country faces an immediate crisis. Crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs, public services, including our NHS, and even our national security.

What she really meant: But if I say it in a really flat voice, it sounds as if I am talking about a minor admin problem in a parish council.

What she said: So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.

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What she meant: I stand ready to work with anyone except Jeremy Corbyn.

What she said: Despite saying a no-deal is a million to one chance, that is clearly the destination that Boris Johnson is headed towards.........

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