Tim Farron has ruled out coalition, says former Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell

Ming Campbell cheekily suggested Jean-Claude Juncker will be rather happy right now

Tim Farron has ruled out a coalition, according to predecessor Ming Campbell

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Former Lib Dem leader Menzies 'Ming' Campbell has said Tim Farron has told party HQ there's no chance of a coalition.

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, Campbell also said Theresa May has got "nothing like" the mandate she thought she was going to get for Brexit, which is great news for the Lib Dems and their demand for a second referendum.

Rather cheekily, Campbell also suggested European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker might be having a glass of champagne tonight.

He was speaking to talkRADIO after the Ipsos Mori exit poll suggested May will fail to win an overall majority, raising the prospect of a hung parliament.

Listen to the interview above.