The Independent Group and the Greens (possibly helped by misunderstanding the electoral system) rebuffed Liberal Democrat suggestions of a combined Remain front in the European Parliament elections.
As The Independent reports:
The Liberal Democrats have accused other anti-Brexit parties of damaging the chances of success in the European elections by refusing to fight on a joint ticket.
Vince Cable lashed out at The Independent Group and the Greens for rejecting his pleas to stand joint candidates on 23 May, to boost the number of MEPs demanding a second referendum.
The Lib Dem leader revealed that his party proposed fighting together – a move that one election expert has predicted could have delivered an extra six seats in Brussels.*
Instead, it’s a full slate of Liberal Democrat candidates.
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* Cooperation can bring more seats because of the way in which the European Parliament elections use d’Hondt.