Tim Farron

16 Tweets That Sum Up The Glee Of Remainers After Lib Dem Victory Over Zac Goldsmith

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

Sarah Olney’s victory in the Richmond Park by-election has been celebrated as a “ray of hope” at the end of what has been a dark-year in British...

The Waugh Zone December 2, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know about the Richmond Park by-election… 1) ZAC ZAPPED Zaxcit sounds like a spot removal cream. And 20,510 voters...

Tim Farron Gains Huge Applause For His Question Time Farage Speech

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK

Tim Farron’s impassioned speech against Nigel Farage gained a huge response from the audience of Thursday’s BBC Question Time. The Liberal Democra...

Why These MPs Are Preparing To Vote Against Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

Dozens of MPs from at least three political parties are preparing to vote against Article 50, it has been reported. The BBC spoke to members of the Li...

The Witney Result Signals That The Liberal Democrats Are Back In The Political Big Time

Tim Farron | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

If the huge swing to the Liberal Democrats of 19.3% was repeated across the country, it would wipe out Theresa May's majority and hand 26 seats from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.

Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men To Be Pardoned For Convictions Under Long Abolished Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK

Tens of thousands of men are to be posthumously pardoned for convictions under long-abolished laws that criminalised homosexuality, it has been announ...

Daily Mail Is Guilty Of What It Accuses Brexit Opponents Of Being, Tim Farron Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

Tim Farron has accused The Daily Mail is guilty of being exactly what it has accusing people supposedly trying to oppose Brexit of being - unpatriotic...

Who Will Be Ambitious For Britain? Not The Tories Or Labour - But There Is A Third Way!

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

We Liberal Democrats are the only party which stand for hope, rather than fear. So, be hopeful. If we have the faith and commitment we can change course. We can and must build a better Britain, in a fairer world. Lets do it together!

No-Mandate May Must Go To The Country Before Triggering Article 50

Mathew Hulbert | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mathew Hulbert

The hypocrisy of Theresa May is something to behold. What brass neck she has! Back in 2007, as a member of the Shadow Cabinet, she ferociously called ...

17 Times The Lib Dem Press Office Was The Most Entertaining Thing In British Politics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

With Brexit, a new PM and the ongoing conflict in the Labour party, you’d be forgiven for forgetting there was not too long ago, a third big contend...

Aid Worker Told Tim Farron Britain Must 'Take Some 'Effing Refugees'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has told the Liberal Democrat conference how an aid worker told Britain needed to “take some ‘effing refugees”. In his speech to the ...

Tim Farron's Evaluation Of Ukip's New Leader Is Brutal But Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

The new face of Ukip is a peddler of “hateful” ideas and a stooge of Nigel Farage, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron will say as he opens his party’s co...

May's Grammar Plans WILL Be Blocked By House Of Lords

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s grammar schools revolution is set to be abruptly halted by the House of Lords after Labour and the Lib Dems vowed to fight the radical...

Farron: Don't Let 'Racists' Hijack Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “hijack” the UK’s Brexit vote to boost racist intolerance and hate, Tim Farron has warne...

Whether You Voted Leave or Remain, Thank Goodness Nick Clegg Is Brexit Scrutineer-in-Chief

Owen Bennett | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

It's not as if Labour is able to scrutinise the Three Brexiteers at the moment. The party hasn't even got a Shadow International Trade Secretary, and Emily Thornberry is having to double up as both Shadow Foreign and Shadow Brexit. Clegg therefore finds himself in the position of Scrutineer-in-Chief as the Brexiteers get to work. After a fairly terrible few years, this is the moment Nick Clegg has been waiting for.

Scrapping the Minister for Refugees Shows Theresa May's Government Is Shrinking Away From Its Role in Solving the Refugee Crisis

Tim Farron | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The minister, amongst other things, oversaw the implementation of Britain's commitment to take 20,000 Syrian refugees from the region and an additional 3,000 vulnerable refugee children from the Middle East over the course of this Parliament. This process was already moving at a snail's pace - by the end of March of this year only 1,602 people had been resettled in the UK. Now, with no one holding the ball on this issue you have to wonder how anyone can remain optimistic that we will hit this target.

Nick Clegg Returns To Frontline Politics As Lib Dem Brexit Spokesman

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will return to frontline politics today after being appointed the Lib Dem’s Brexit spokesperson. The former deputy prime minister did not...

Stuck in the Middle No More

Alessandro Lanuto | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alessandro Lanuto

By continuing in the valiant defense of the EU, by espousing the ideals of millions of voters who desperately seek a political force prepared to fight for what they believe in, the Lib Dems have the opportunity to demonstrate the broader value of their brand of social democracy. Get it right, and the much-vaunted "Lib Dem fightback" could be here to stay.

A Lib-Lab Alliance Could Be Just What We Need

Jack Jenkins | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jack Jenkins

An amalgam of rebellious Labour MPs and the Lib-Dems could be just that; an exciting new party which people can be optimistic about. It would unquestionably have a chance of success. The only thing currently standing in its way is the bravery of a few select individuals.

Our Fight for an Open, Optimistic, Hopeful, Diverse and Tolerant Britain Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Tim Farron | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

I am devastated and I am angry. Today we woke to a deeply divided country. Nigel Farage's vision for Britain has won this vote, but it is not a vision I accept. An institution that we built, that delivered peace, that promoted equality, kept us safe and opened the doors of opportunity, will no longer play part of Britain's future. With this vote, the very fabric of our country has changed. The whole fabric of Europe has been changed. Our fight for an open, optimistic, hopeful, diverse and tolerant Britain is needed now more than ever. Together we will continue to make the case for Britain's future with Europe, a future millions of people have voted for.

World Refugee Day: Think Today of the Thousands of Vulnerable Families Who Deserve Our Help, Our Protection and Our Love

Tim Farron | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Whether we vote to stay or leave on Thursday, and I sincerely hope that we choose to stay and stand in solidarity and strength with our European partners, the refugee crisis will still be there. When we wake up on Friday 24 June hundreds of thousands of families and vulnerable refugee children will still be languishing in Europe. We must go back to basics, stop the othering. Stop the hatred, the blame. We must first accept, once and for all, that refugees are the product of war, of oppression, of famine, of authoritarianism. And for that reason, they deserve our help, our protection, our love.

Orlando Is the Most Stark of Reminders That Even in Liberal Societes, We Must Continue to Fight for Equality

Tim Farron | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

A lone wolf attack, from a self-radicalised zealot does not represent Islam. He does not represent the millions of peace loving Muslims across the world. As we stand with the LGBT+ community, and all those who grieve, we also stand with Muslims who share our grief and anger. How do we find the words to reply to such a senseless crime?

After Last Night's Website Crash, the Government Must Extend the Voter Registration Deadline

Tim Farron | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Government must come forward with emergency legislation or a Statutory Instrument to change the legislation to allow the registration to continue for 24 hours.... These people were not 'late' to register; they were within the time limit at their democratic right is now at risk of being snatched from them. No true democrat can defend this. There is no real reason we could not and should not extend the deadline and make sure that everyone has their chance to have their voice heard and their opinion count.

A 'Rainbow' Coalition To Derail 'Brexit'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has shared a stage with Labour’s Harriet Harman, Lib Dem Tim Farron and the Green Party’s Natalie Bennett to make a “rainbow argum...

PMQs: David Cameron Cracks A Joke After Being Asked To Apologise For Zac Goldsmith's Mayoral Campaign

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron today laughed off suggestions he should apologise for the Tories’ “disgraceful” and “racist” London Mayoral campaign. In this ...