“Last year people thought our General Election performance was a fluke – well we’ve demonstrated it wasn’t and we’ve consolidated that result.
People like Alastair Campbell and others were being critical of us, saying that if we didn’t take an anti Brexit position we would lose Remain voters – that hasn’t happened.
He’s now saying if we take an anti Brexit position we’ll pick up votes in Leave constituencies: that’s illogical.
What people want is a traditional British compromise. We’re the only party that can do that.”