Brexit news: Cable held talks on new party | Politics | News – UK

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Details of the meeting emerged after the Liberal Democrats leader missed a crucial Brexit vote to hold the secret talks.

It has now emerged that the dinner was with Phil Collins, a former aide to Mr Blair.

Mr Collins, who is a critic of Jeremy Corbyn and his hard-Left brand of socialism, has previously called for the Lib Dems and Labour centrists to get together to form a new party.

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The move was last night branded “absurd” by Tory pro-Brexit MP Peter Bone and a last ditch effort by the Remainer “elite” to stop Brexit.

He said: “The idea of a new party with the likes of Vince Cable, Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson all thinking they know better than the British people is absurd and elitism at its darkest.

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“The support for a second referendum is reflected in the tiny support for the Lib Dems who are the only party to have it as a policy.”

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