An election that has pitted two very polarising leaders with poor favourability ratings against each other should have been an opportunity for a liberal moderate to cut through the middle. Jeremy Corbyn is proposing to uproot everything with a radical socialist agenda and Boris will dismantle our partnership with the EU and in doing so change the shape of our economy. Both are prospects fraught with political upheaval and economic risk. This was an opportunity for the Liberal Democrats to stage a major revival after their 2015 punishment beating and 2017 meagre gains.
While policy needs to be focussed on reforms that grow the economy, the PM forgot the context. That’s the conflict in Ukraine.