UK Lib Dems unsurprisingly go anti-Brexit in election campaign message

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"We've been ready for a general election since last summer as Theresa May doesn't have a mandate of her own".

This election is a chance to change the direction of our country and thousands are joining our fight.

Tony Blair has urged voters to back any candidate in the upcoming General Election that opposes Brexit - even if that means crossing party lines - amid speculation he may campaign alongside the Liberal Democrats.

Blair said it was important to pursue such an agenda because it was likely that the Conservative Party was going to expand its majority.

The Liberal Democrats will also hope to pick up seats in university seats such as Cambridge and Cardiff Central (from Labour) and Bath (from the Tories).

Their gradual recovery has been fuelled, they believe, by their unambiguous opposition to Brexit and their support for a referendum on the Prime Minister's eventual deal on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. Labour have threatened to vote against the final agreement we reach.

One senior party source said: "We are the only party that opposes a hard Brexit and believes that the British people should have their say in a second European Union referendum".

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It marks a welcome boost for the Lib Dems, who had a disastrous 2015 general election, holding on to just eight of their previous 57 seats in parliament, the worst result in their history.

The party initially announced 1,000 people joined in the hour after May made her announcement at around 11.05am.

But in the immediate aftermath of Mrs May's announcement, it is the Liberal Democrat Party - not the Tories - who have enjoyed a bump in popularity.

"If you want to keep Britain in the single market".

On Twitter, Remainers who said they had backed Labour before said they were switching to the Lib Dems over Brexit.

"The Labour Party is in an absolute mess, so Theresa May saw an opportunity".

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