“A worse gamble than David Cameron’s decision to call the EU Referendum,” is how Lembit Opik terms Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election on Thursday.
The former Liberal MP joined Tim to discuss how the (current) prime minister’s plan of turning to the electorate to strengthen her mandate for Brexit negotiations has spectacularly backfired, and how the Tories’ probable coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to scrape a parliamentary majority is likely to play out.
They consider what the DUP will want in return for playing its dutiful role as king-maker and Lembit both addresses the fierce criticism of the DUP’s anti-abortion and same sex marriage stance, and makes a good fist of explaining an increasingly complex situation in Northern Ireland where another round of elections are in the offing.
There’s also more on May, Labour and how Brexit will be done and dusted by the time the Liberals really get their act together. Lembit is always entertaining and we hope this episode provides a good explanation of a fast-moving political landscape which still has Brexit at its heart.