03/12/2019 14:48 GMT

Lib Dems Hang '10 Days To Stop Brexit Clocks' In Party HQ

Tick-tock, tick-tock. ⏰

HuffPost UK
Lib Dem clock

The Lib Dems have installed 10 days to “stop Brexit” countdown clocks in their Westminster HQ.

Jo Swinson’s party has largely bet its general election campaign on its promise to revoke Article 50 if it wins a majority or to push for a second referendum should Boris Johnson be denied control of the Commons.

The new digital clocks count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until polls close at 10pm on December 12.

Tom Brake, the Lib Dem Brexit spokesperson, said the countdown reminds party staff “how little time is left to stop a Tory majority” that would force through the prime minister’s “damaging Brexit plans”.

“With 10 days to go, the Liberal Democrats are the only national party fighting to stop Brexit,” he said.

“The next 240 hours are critical for the future of our country. Liberal Democrats will be using them to communicate our plans for a brighter future to voters across our family of nations.”

In August, Johnson spent more than £500 on a clock for his Downing Street office to display a countdown until October 31.

The prime minister had promised to take the UK out of the EU by that date “do or die”, but failed.

A separate countdown clock had also been installed in Conservative Party HQ.

After the PM was forced by MPs to ask for an extension to the October 31 deadline, the message above the clock was changed to: “Time since we should have left the EU if Labour, Lib Dems and the SNP hadn’t blocked Brexit.”