Lib Dem humiliation: Swinson's sly plot to oust Rees-Mogg sparks outrage – 'Got a nerve!'

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Brexiteers and members of the public were furious with Jo Swinson’s party, who claim to have the leader of the House of Commons in their sights. The decision would be “consigned to the stunt bucket” if a General Election is called, one social media user said. The Lib Dems have enjoyed a strong set of electoral results at both the European and local elections this summer.

However, Mr Rees-Mogg won his seat by a majority of over 10,000 at the last election with a 41 percent share of the vote.

By contrast the Liberals lagged behind in third place with a 22 percent share of the vote and even trailed Labour by nine percentage points.

The Liberals are confident that they can take advantage of what they perceive to be an upsurge of pro-EU sentiment in Mr Rees- Mogg’s North East Somerset seat.

But people commented online about the party’s decision.

Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson (Image: GETTY)

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Image: GETTY)

One wrote: “He’s loved by his constituents because he does a lot for them, not just pushing liberal loonie ideas!”

Another said: “I think once they can no longer chicken out and a GE is called, getting JRM out will be consigned to the stunt bucket.

“The electorate are angry and want blood, millions have been betrayed by flip flippers, too many MPs have sold their souls to become Brussels stooges and betrayed their constituents.

“And they will be punished.”

A third added: “Jo Swinson can’t even honour free students fee’s and she has the nerve to accuse other parties of lies.”

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Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson (Image: GETTY)

Back in May The Lib Dems won two seats to the European parliament in the South West.

But ominously for Ms Swinson, the Brexit Party picked up three seats, suggesting that her party might be overestimating voters support for staying in the EU.

Under the leadership of the 39-year-old Ms Swinson, the Lib Dems will go into the next general elections campaigning on a ticket of revoking Article 50 and stopping Brexit.

This policy stance was slammed by the former Conservative MP for Peterborough.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph recently Stewart Jackson criticised the Liberals aggressively Europhile stance on Brexit as utterly misguided.

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Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage (Image: GETTY)

Stewart Jackson

Stewart Jackson (Image: GETTY)

He argued that the party had: ”morphed into an EU fan club, where senior members travel to Brussels to beg the European Union to “punish” the UK for the calumny of seeking independent self-government and Parliamentary sovereignty.

“They exult like hormonal teenagers in coarsening our political debate by shouting “Bllcks to Brexit”.

“What would Gladstone, Lloyd George and Beveridge have made of that?”

He accused Jo Swinson of “shameless chutzpah” and hypocrisy, pointing out that her party campaigned for an EU referendum in 2008, voted for a referendum in 2015 and then voted to invoke Article 50.

He believes that the party have made a serious miscalculation in order to appease their “Eurofanatic Brussels beret-wearing true believers.”

Brexit timetable

Brexit timetable (Image: EXPRESS)

Most damningly, Mr Stewart charges Ms Swinson with treating the voters with total contempt.

He concludes: “Not only is the new Revoke Article 50 policy unpopular but it’s egregious.

“It was a perfectly coherent policy to seek a new referendum on Brexit, and once we’ve left to campaign for rejoining – probably with the encumbrance of having to join the Euro and the Schengen Agreement.

“Now, Lib Dem candidates at the forthcoming General Election, will have to tell thousands of their likely voters in the south and south west of England (let alone the North and Midlands) that their votes in 2016 didn’t count, that they were “low information” electors and the grown-ups will take over from here thank you.”

Boris Johnson continued his attempts on Wednesday to secure a Brexit deal.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson (Image: GETTY)

In a race against time, the Prime Minister was locked in intensive talks with the DUP, in an attempt to get them to back his deal.

Mr Johnson has made substantial concessions to the EU, agreeing to a customs border down the Irish Sea and a vote for Stormont every four years on the arrangements.

Under the deal being negotiated, Northern Ireland would not be part of the EU’s customs territory, but the bloc’s full customs code would have to be enforced between it and Great Britain.

“Northern Ireland would de jure be in the UK’s customs territory but de facto in the European Union’s,” one diplomatic source said of the tentative agreement.”

Mr Johnson told a meeting of Conservative MPs he was hopeful of a deal but it felt like he was on the Hillary Step of Mount Everest while the summit was “shrouded in mist”.

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