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Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has launched a daring raid on the Labour benches, within recent days, aiming to attract some defectors from the Shadow Cabinet to join the Lib Dems in light of potential de-selections over the Boundary Review. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Farron said:

“It’s not for me to go out and be a home-wrecker but perhaps to create a home for people who are liberals, progressives, who think winning elections is not a dirty business but is about making sure the Tories do not have a majority for, potentially, the next quarter of a century,

“I don’t want to park my tanks on Labour’s lawn, I want to park my tanks on the Tory lawn, which is where Labour’s tanks ought to be.”

Farron also ruled out a coalition with Corbyn’s Labour, saying “Could I see myself doing it? I can’t.”

He struck out at Corbyn for his “fence-sitting” during the EU Referendum, saying “If you are a leader, you stake out a position and you fight for it. You don’t just see which way the wind is going.”

He also announced a key policy ahead of the Liberal Democrat Conference – a £60 million pot from which local governments can bid to fight the “outrage” of homelessness.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.
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