Jo Swinson left red faced after hitting out at football ace on Twitter over leaders debate
The Lib Dem leader was responding to a post sent out by Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker. On Tuesday night Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Boris Johnson both took part in a televised discussion as to why they would be best to lead the country. Taking to Twitter, Mr Lineker jokingly remarked: “What a choice we’ve been given!”
Responding, Ms Swinson said: “Actually, you do have a choice…”
This comment sent Twitter into meltdown as hundreds replied to the post.
One wrote: “Oh go away.”
Another said: “We’ve lost the chance to hear from the horses mouth how she will magic away Brexit & revoke article 50 without winning a majority.
“Or how she can back up her claim to be Prime Minister in waiting with 12 seats won at last GE.”
A third said: “Oh come on Jo you must know you’re not getting into number 10.
“You, and Corbyn, are both willingly splitting the remain vote.
“Just work together for god sake!”
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Previously, the Lib Dem leader threatened ITV for not including her on the panel in the leaders debate.
Her party only has 20 MPs, 12 of which were elected as Lib Dems.
The other eight have defected from the Conservatives and Labour.
It comes after polls suggest Mr Johnson narrowly beat Mr Corbyn on the Leaders’ Debate programme.
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A YouGov Poll says 51 percent of the 1,646 voters chose the Prime Minister as their winner.
Labour Leader came a close second on 49 percent, according to Sky News.
Chris Curtis, YouGov’s political research manager, said: “Our snap poll shows that the public is divided on who won the debate, with most Labour voters thinking Jeremy Corbyn won, most Conservative voters thinking Boris Johnson won, and very few people changing their minds.
“But given the Conservatives went into this debate in the lead, they will hope the lack of a knockout blow means they can maintain this until voting day.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “It was quite clear Boris was the only prime minister on the stage this evening.
“But actually I think he was very strong on the NHS and challenging Corbyn quite frankly on Brexit where Corbyn effectively refused for nine times to outline what his plan was, whether or not he was going to be for Leave or Remain.”
Tory Party chairman James Cleverly said: “Tonight Boris Johnson set out the choice facing voters at this election – a majority Government that can get Brexit done so the country can move on, or yet another gridlocked hung Parliament that will spend all of 2020 arguing about Brexit.
“Jeremy Corbyn showed exactly why he is unfit to govern our country. He failed nine times to say where he stands on Brexit. He refused to rule out a second referendum on Scotland in return for Nicola Sturgeon’s support to put him into Downing Street.
“He wouldn’t say how Labour would tackle unlimited and uncontrolled immigration or how he would keep Britain safe. And his fantasy economics would take a sledgehammer to the British economy – leaving hardworking taxpayers to foot the bill.
“The decision on 12th December is clearer than ever: vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for more Brexit delay, a broken economy and the chaos of two referendums. Or vote for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives so we can get Brexit done and focus on our police, hospitals and schools.”
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