On reflection we made a terrible mistake by standing for something

by Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats

IN this election, nobody is in any doubt about what the Lib Dems stand for. And, on reflection, that was our fatal mistake. 

Previously, the Lib Dems have been a wonderfully, perfectly vague basket of ambiguity. Whatever your political beliefs, you could signal your dissatisfaction with Labour or the Tories by voting for us.

But in this election we decided to take a principled stand against Brexit, to reinvent ourselves as the anti-Brexit party, and in doing so have alienated many thousands of core voters who only ever backed us as ‘none of the above’.

We talked optimistically about a Lib Dem surge. We tried to pretend we could run the country. Instead, as punishment for our lone principle, we’re likely to end up with fewer MPs than the DUP.

Once we’re elected, with whatever pathetic handful of voters we’ve failed to alienate, I promise we will never mean anything to anyone ever again.

Though obviously it will be for a new leader to deliver that. I wouldn’t even give myself six months.

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Wouldn't you like to be right all the time, like I am?

by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party

HELLO. I’ve spent more than 30 years being right about absolutely everything and, in tomorrow’s general election, you have the chance of a lifetime to join me. 

My supporters say I’m on the ‘right side of history’. I say that’s selling me short. From Live Aid to Iraq to Nasty Nick’s expulsion from Big Brother, I was on the right side of them all.

You’ll never be as right as me. Nobody can be. Even my children leave the room. But tomorrow you can claim your own small piece of my eternal righteousness by voting Labour.

Imagine the glow you’ll feel. Imagine the pride, in 30 years, you’ll have in telling your children that, when it came to the crunch, you did the right thing and voted Corbyn.

Nothing, and certainly not my inevitable loss, will ever take away from that feeling. So do the right thing tomorrow. Vote for Britain’s most decent and absolutely correct man. You deserve it.