London Evening Standard
Swinson’s Lib-Dem glass
TO CELEBRATE International Women’s Day today Jo Swinson, pictured, the Lib-Dem deputy leader, has been fighting the good fight. Earlier this week she questioned the party’s frequent social meet-up Lib-Dem Pint.
“I’m not saying women can’t drink pints, but I suspect that if you look at the Venn diagram of people most likely to drink pints it’s not majority women,” she said.
Speaking at a Grassroots Women panel at the
SMF, she told audience members: “And personally, if you’d had Lib-Dem Prosecco, I’d have thought that would be way more inviting.”
The Lib-Dem Pint was launched in the wake of the party’s shattering collapse in the 2015 election. The hashtag LibDemFightback began trending on Twitter in the aftermath of the defeat — and soon eager activists found a way to drown their sorrows while plotting their comeback at the same time.
So if Swinson can get even more glasses clinking, we’re sure the Lib-Dems will drink to that.