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An electoral pact doesn't have to imply any policy convergence (beyond being against a no-deal Brexit) or a coalition after the election: merely a recognition that Labour and the Lib Dems need each other to be able to defeat incumbent Tories and win more seats. Of course Lib Dem voters would also have to be prepared to vote labour, and vice versa, if that was the main anti-no deal candidate standing in their constituency.

This in turn would imply some joint Corbyn/Swinson campaign appearances to persuade their voters to vote for each others candidates. If they can't get over their personality/ideological differences even to that degree, then neither qualifies as a serious politician and they will deserve the beating they will likely get.

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