As you persist with quibbling in seeing something that isn’t there in a mere adjective, note that I’ve used far more colourful & unrestrained descriptions for Johnson, IDS, McVey, Francois, Leadsom, Farage, et al. If you find the relatively mild “bovine” questionable, I’d steer clear of the usually more refined Guardian & Independent. You’ll find Swinson frequently gets far worse stick in their comments section.
Patently, I can’t stand her as a politician. But not only for her unprovoked personal attacks on Corbyn quite early after becoming Lib Dem leader, including claiming he was “unfit” to be PM. It was Swinson who destroyed any chance of any political “understanding” during this key GE, not Corbyn.
Moreover, if you look at her voting record when Lib Dems were in Coalition with the Tories, you’ll see she freely & invariably voted in favour of austerity measures, as well as raised tuition fees.
Contrary to your claims, Clegg made no demands on Lib Dem MPs about following orders. Of 57 Lib Dem MPs in coalition with Cameron, 21 voted against increasing tuition fees.
She’s recently reiterated her stance that she’d never have any deal with Corbyn, even to deliver a 2nd Referendum & again questions his fitness to be PM. Considering Brexit is for keeps & any coalition government very finite, I take nothing back. Bovine is another term for stupid. Politically, that’s how I see her stance.
From reading around, I see she’s now also losing potential Labour switchers in Lib Dem marginal seats. How crass is that in the context of the importance of stopping Brexit! - GL. Edit: added an overlooked “at”.