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The Business Secretary told Liberal Democrat politician Sarah Olney that she needs to move on from Brexit. Mr Sharma stated the British people decided to the European Union in 2016 and that the UK Government are implementing that vote.
Mr Sharma said: “The honourable lady needs to move.
“The British people decided that we are leaving the European Union in 2016.
“We are implementing that vote.”
The Liberal Democrats’ 2019 manifesto contained a pledge to revoke Brexit should the party gain political power.
However, the election last December was a disaster for the party as they secured only 12 MPs.
The party’s performance was made worse by the fact their former leader Jo Swinson lost her seat in the 2019 election.
Earlier this year the BBC’s Andrew Neil brutally mocked the Liberal Democrats’ election performance during an interview with Layla Moran on Politics Live.
Andrew Neil pointed out that due to their disastrous general election result the Liberal Democrats only have 12 MPs and questioned why it was taking so long to choose a new leader.
The BBC presenter said: “Why are you taking so long?
“There are only 12 of you.”
The Liberal Democrat MP stated: “There is a review happening of what happened in the last election.
“We have had four leaders in as many years.
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“There is a feeling in the party that whoever takes over now needs to be someone who is going to stay the distance.”
The Liberal Deomcrats have yet to announce who will be the new leader of the party.
Ed Davey is currently the acting leader of the Lib Dems.
The party originally outlined a timetable to elect a new leader that started with nominations in May and that will conclude in July.
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