Jo Swinson apologises for backing coalition’s austerity policies

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Jo Swinson apologises for backing coalition’s austerity policies

Lib Dem leader tells BBC’s Andrew Neil that bedroom tax ‘was not the right policy’

Jo Swinson has repeatedly apologised for her role in austerity measures under the Lib Dem-Conservative coalition after she was pressed in a BBC interview over why her party is seeking to roll back several measures she voted for in the 2010-15 administration.

“I am sorry that I did that. It was not the right policy. And we should have stopped it,” the Lib Dem leader said, when asked by Andrew Neil if she wanted to apologise to people affected by the bedroom tax, saying her party would reverse the policy.

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