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Is PR the price for a Lib Dem/Labour deal?

July 2, 2022 6:50 AM
By Bryan Lewis

Writing in the New Statesman Kevin Maguire, associate editor (politics) of the Daily Mirror, claims that the Liberal Democrats have named their price for a deal with Labour.

It is unclear where he obtained his information, but he claims the price of Liberal Democrat support for a Labour minority government would start with electoral reform without a referendum, in a confidence and supply agreement after the next general election.

Thoughts of potential arrangements result from the by-election results from Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton Boris Johnson's continuing leadership and the cost-of-living crisis which will lead to a Tory election defeat. Labour is unlikely to secure an overall majority and would need support from smaller parties.

If these rumours are true it means the Liberal Democrat are putting the future of British democracy above ministerial cars and jobs.