Change UK are “now they’re seeing their folly” after refusing to work with the Liberal Democrats, according to a leading Lib Dem candidate in the European Parliament elections.
Dinesh Dhamija said that the Lib Dems were “rising” and could overtake the Conservatives and Labour to become a party of government.
“Perhaps they [Change UK] were not organised in their thinking and that’s why they didn’t do it,” he told Business Insider ahead of Brits going to the polls on Thursday.
He insisted that the Lib Dems had done a “great job” in Coalition government with the Conservatives.
LONDON — Change UK carried out an act of “folly” by refusing to work with the “better organised” Liberal Democrats, according to one of Sir Vince Cable’s party’s leading candidates in this week’s European elections.
Change UK were formed earlier this year by former Labour and Conservative MPs unhappy with the two parties’ pro-Brexit policies. A leaked memo suggested the party planned to replace the Lib Dems as Britain’s foremost anti-Brexit party.
However, Change UK have struggled since their launch, with even their leader, Heidi Allen, suggesting this week that they may not survive until the next general election.
In an interview with Business Insider, Dinesh Dhamija, a Lib Dem candidate in London, took a swipe at Change UK, whose MPs rejected early calls for an alliance between the two parties.
“They’re all good friends of ours and we did offer to work together because you need local associations and local parties, and we could provide that. We said let’s work together and they didn’t. And now they’re seeing their folly.
“Perhaps they were not organised in their thinking and that’s why they didn’t do it.”
He added: “At one stage they thought we were a busted brand, not anymore.”
Dhamija said that his party was receiving the …read more
Source:: Business Insider