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David Gauke, the former Tory justice secretary who is trying to defend his South West Hertfordshire seat as an independent, having been thrown out of the parliamentary party for rebelling over Brexit, has been campaigning today with Amber Rudd, another former Tory cabinet minister who resigned the whip over Brexit.
Willie Rennie, the Liberal Democrat leader in Scotland, has claimed the Lib Dems are “stronger” as a party after their time in coalition with the Tories. But he admitted he has “regrets” about some of the policies that were introduced. He told BBC Radio Scotland.
In terms of the welfare stuff, there was some stuff as part of the coalition we had to vote through. There are a lot of things we managed to achieve in return. There are some regrets I have, of course I have that, I think the ‘bedroom tax’ should never have happened and said so at the time ....
Yes, I regret some of the things but I can tell you we’re a stronger party as a result because we understand much more about the hard choices you have to make in government and it has been really instructive for us in terms of our current campaign to stop Brexit.Continue reading...
18/11/2019 - www.theguardian.com