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Leader of the UK Liberal Democrats (LI full member), Tim Farron MP, was quick to take up the Conservatives’ challenge, insisting that “this election is your chance to change the direction of our country”, while the Labour party – the official opposition which has been split over its position regarding Brexit - only presented its position on the election some time after the LibDems.
In a campaign that is widely seen as centring on Brexit, Tim Farron said: “If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.”
“Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority”, Mr Farron added.
This is your chance to change the direction of your country pic.twitter.com/wfj4wC7yn3— Tim Farron (@timfarron) April 18, 2017
In addition to the Brexit negotiations, numerous Conservative politicians facing investigation over election expense returns following the 2015 General Election, leaving concerns regarding the timing of this election, which comes in direct contravention of a pledge made by the British prime minister to the British people regarding a snap election just several months ago.
The Liberal Democrats remain the only nation-wide UK political party united in their opposition to Brexit.