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Jo Swinson on not running for Lib Dem leader: “I am very confident I made the right decision”

The Liberal Democrat MP talks to Prospect's Alex Dean about coalitions, Brexit—and cycling with Vince Cable

By Alex Dean  

Jo Swinson speaks to Prospect. Photo: PA

Politics, it is often said, is too tribal. With Labour lurching to the left and the Tories speeding off in the other direction, few politicians seem able—or willing—to bridge the party divide, even when doing so is in the national interest. The same is true across the Atlantic, where at a time of great upheaval in the country Washington remains gridlocked. Fruitful collaboration is an increasingly rare thing, and party, not policy, often comes first. At least,…

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