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Vince Cable: I welcome people with dark faces

This morning, new polling by YouGov ahead of the European elections on Thursday put the Brexit Party on top (at 37 per cent) and the Liberal Democrats in second place (on 19 per cent), ahead of Labour. So it was perhaps fitting that as the two new major parties in British politics, it was the Brexit party’s Nigel Farage and the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable who locked horns this morning in a Telegraph debate.

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