Revoke and remain: inside the Lib Dem party conference – podcast


This week the Liberal Democrats met amid a backdrop of political chaos and a looming general election. In her first conference as Lib Dem leader, Jo Swinson has laid out a decisive Brexit position – that if her party wins an election it will revoke article 50 and stop Brexit.

Members voted to endorse Swinson’s proposed policy, though the plan has encountered some internal opposition, with one Lib Dem MP, Sir Norman Lamb, saying he was worried such a proposal could stoke divisions.

Rachel Humphreys travelled to Bournemouth to see the former Conservative MP Phillip Lee and former Labour MP Luciana Berger take part in their first Lib Dem conference. She talks to the Guardian political correspondent Peter Walker about whether the Liberal Democrats’ strategy of revoke and remain can pay off.

And: the journalist Vince Beiser on the fatal consequences of sand being sold on the black market

Jo Swinson



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