‘I am baffled!‘ Sophy Ridge ruthlessly ridicules Lib Dem prediction of ‘PM Jo Swinson‘

The Liberal Democrats have stunned the electorate by insisting that Jo Swinson could jump from just 20 seats to a parliamentary majority. Sky News’ Sophy Ridge claimed that this prediction was “baffling” and said the Liberal Democrats were not being realistic. In a fiery interview, Ridge warned that the tactic could backfire for the Liberal Democrats for bad “expectation management”.

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Ridge said: “Do you really think Jo Swinson could end up in Number 10?”

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran responded: “I think, in this election, anything could happen.

“What we saw in the European elections, we polled higher than the Conservative and Labour Parties for the first time in 100 years.

“I’m not saying it’s not a mountain to climb, or a bit of a stretch.”

Ridge warned that the tactic could backfire for the Liberal Democrats (Image: SKY)

The Liberal Democrats have stunned voters by insisting that Jo Swinson could jump from just 20 seats to a parliamentary majority (Image: GETTY)

Ridge grilled the Liberal Democrat: “I’m a bit baffled, I’ll be honest, I’ll level with you.

“I’m baffled about why the Lib Dems are pushing the ice that Swinson could be PM.

“I know you want to show you have momentum, but is this not about expectation management?

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“Are you really saying that Jo Swinson, who has 20 MPs now, could end up in Downing Street as PM?”

Sky News’ Sophy Ridge claimed that this prediction was “baffling” (Image: SKY)

When Ms Moran claimed the Liberal Democrats were presenting “a real choice,” Ridge again asked: “Do you really think she could?”

Ms Moran said: “I really think she could, I do.

“Given the volatility, and if we have that big uptick in the polls, all these things could come together and it’s no longer so outlandish.”

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