FINANCIAL TIMES: Liberal Democrats start the fight to rebuild UK power base

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Release date: 19/3/2017

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Robert Ford, a politics professor at the University of Manchester, said the Lib Dems had three things in their favour. They are no longer in government; they are the only party clearly fighting Brexit, and they have long experience of fighting insurgent campaigns. “It is a very favourable moment for them. Their rise is a big thing that is being missed. Everyone is so busy talking about Ukip.”

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Title Liberal Democrats start the fight to rebuild UK power base Party is winning council seats, gaining new mem
Media name/outletFinancial Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/03/17
DescriptionRobert Ford, a politics professor at the University of Manchester, said the Lib Dems had three things in their favour. They are no longer in government; they are the only party clearly fighting Brexit, and they have long experience of fighting insurgent campaigns. “It is a very favourable moment for them. Their rise is a big thing that is being missed. Everyone is so busy talking about Ukip.”
URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/781beca6-0b0d-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b
PersonsRobert Ford