Cameron’s last gift to May: a 19.3% swing to the LibDems

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The Witney election result was hardly surprising in delivering a Conservative hold. But a 19.3% swing to the LibDems was like something from the history books.

Now I am not suggesting a LibDem revival (as yet, although I hear a lot of people saying they will consider them again in my part o the world: their role in the Coalition is being reappraised and tuition fees forgotten). But I am saying that is something that Theresa May will not risk. With that sort of swing out there she cannot possibly afford a general election when she already has the narrowest of majorities.

This government will stagger on until floored by Brexit.