Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn put forward proposals to build a parliamentary coalition to extend Article 50 and then force a general election in which Labour would campaign for a public vote with Remain on the ballot.
The parties concerned signalled a willingness to get around the table and begin this urgent process. Everyone, that is, except for the Liberal Democrats. Their leader Jo Swinson is saying that she cannot countenance dealing with Jeremy Corbyn.
Ultimately Jo’s choices will determine whether we stop Brexit and begin to tackle the very real social and economic reasons underlying the Brexit vote.
In this piece for The Independent, published yesterday, I argue what the stakes are if we fail to put our differences aside and find a compromise all sides can work with. The country is watching…