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The Lib Dem fightback isn’t happening

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By Martha Gill   June 2017

Mellow yellow: Tim Farron hopes to lead his party back from ruin ©Daniel Leal-Olives/AFP/Getty Images

In an Italian restaurant on the edge of Chippenham, a bustling Wiltshire market town and a key Lib Dem target, the manager is complaining to me about Brexit. He’s a British citizen, but is worried about staff who aren’t. Running costs are already going up, he says, and he predicts things will get worse. He is not sure who he will vote for in the election, but is interested to hear that one party…

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