Ca­ble dis­misses ‘new party’ talk

Yorkshire Post - - POLITICS & ECONOMY -

SIR VINCE Ca­ble has said it will be too dif­fi­cult to set up a new cen­trist party and instead urged dis­af­fected Tory and Labour MPs to join the Lib­eral Democrats.

Sir Vince has pre­vi­ously de­nied plot­ting a new anti-Brexit party but re­ports sug­gest he could change the Lib Dems’ name to win over MPs from ri­vals.

“The prob­lems of set­ting up a new party are just so hor­ren­dous it just doesn’t make sense,” he said.

“If other peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly from the Labour Party, or there may be odd Tories who want to con­sti­tute some new group­ing, well we will work with them be­cause there’s no point work­ing against each other.

“But I think even those peo­ple who are talk­ing about it re­alise it’s very dif­fi­cult.”

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