LIB Dem leader Jo Swinson yesterday apologised for her Coalition role in a desperate bid to win votes.
In a grilling by Andrew Neil, she said sorry for voting for austerity cuts.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has apologised for her Coalition role in a desperate bid to win votesCredit: BBC One
Ms Swinson served as a junior business minister from 2012-15 in the Tory/Lib Dem government.
She told the BBC’s Mr Neil: “I am sorry I did that. It is one of the things we did get wrong.”
Ms Swinson said she had acted out of “collective responsibility”.
She went on: “Some cuts were necessary but the balance between cuts and tax rises I don’t think was the right balance.”
The party leader earlier faced Extinction Rebellion protesters who had glued themselves to her campaign bus dressed as bees.
They also targeted a Brexit Party constituency office and Labour bus.
In Streatham, South London, Ms Swinson said: “There’s clearly a little bit of an irony in gluing yourself to an electric bus. But I recognise the point.”
Ms Swinson served as a junior business minister from 2012-15 in the David Cameron and Nick Clegg's Tory/Lib Dem governmentCredit: Getty - Pool
In a grilling by Andrew Neil, Swinson said she had acted out of 'collective responsibility'Credit: PA:Press Association
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