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Revoking Article 50: Have the Liberal Democrats made a grave strategic miscalculation? 

Their new Brexit policy is inconsistent with commitment to electoral reform and risks legitimising a hard exit from the EU

By Stephen Fisher  

Jo Swinson delivers her conference speech. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

On Sunday the Liberal Democrats changed their policy on Brexit. If the party wins a majority at the next election they will revoke Article 50.

Now that Labour is offering another referendum and might move still further to the Remain side, there was a danger for the Liberal Democrats in failing to have a clear and distinct policy on Brexit. At the 2017 general election YouGov found only 28 per cent of Remain voters correctly identified that the party advocated having…

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