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the Lib Dems have already rejected this offer
Pretty much sums up the whole problem. Even with imminent collapse of everything, partisan bickering takes higher priority.

Speaking the day after Jeremy Corbyn urged opposition leaders to back a Labour plan to topple Johnson, via a no-confidence vote, and install him to lead a caretaker government before a Brexit-based general election, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she did not believe his plan was feasible.

Corbyn would not command sufficient support from rebel Tories and independent MPs to form a stable government, Swinson said.

Lib Dems back Clarke or Harman over Corbyn to lead interim government

by asdf on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 at 04:07:12 PM EST
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Jonathan Lis in the Guardian:

The new Lib Dem leader risks making a grave mistake. Even in purely party political terms, a Corbyn-led caretaker government does not necessarily strengthen Labour in the long term. But more importantly, Swinson has always emphasised, rightly, that her party's priority is to stop no deal. This could prove the only way to do so. If the Lib Dems really believe that a few months of a limited Corbyn government is worse than medicine shortages, it is their duty to say why.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 at 06:53:25 PM EST
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The callow Swinton called the idea ridiculous, and has been backpedalling ever since, as most of the others concerned told her to stop being a twit.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, has reiterated that she would work with the Labour party to prevent a no-deal Brexit amid pressure from other opposition leaders, but underlined her belief that a Jeremy Corbyn-led unity government would not win the confidence of the House of Commons.

but nobody gives a crap about what she believes.

A Plaid Cymru interim PM would be better, though.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 09:47:45 AM EST
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Looks like Swinton is following in Clegg's footsteps, demonstrating that you don't pay attention to LibDem leaders' policies because they don't have any; you only pay attention to what damage they can do you.
by rifek on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 04:37:50 PM EST
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