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Lib Dems vote to push for renewed EU membership in long term

Posted On: 27 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: The Guardian

Party uses annual conference to begin process of reconciling pro-Europe stance with UK's departure The Liberal Democrats have voted to push for renewed UK membership of the European Union, but only as “a longer-term objective”, as the party used its annual conferenc e to begin a post- Brexit process of rebranding. The party, who won just 11 seats at December's election on a platform including a pledge to rescind Brexit without a public vote if its then leader Jo Swinson became prime minister, has been seeking a way to reconcile its pro-European stance with the reality of departure.

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