Tim Farron

Tim Farron Bans Ex-Lib Dem MP From Standing In Election Over Anti-Semitism Row

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has stepped into prevent a former Lib Dem MP accused of anti-Semitism from returning to parliament. Theresa May criticised Farron during P...

Corbyn Favourability Hits New Low As Election Campaign Starts

Matthew Smith | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

With the general election campaign kicking off YouGov has released its latest political favourability results. They contain good news for Theresa May and the Conservatives, but are grim reading for just about everyone else.

The LGBT+ Vote is Always Safe With The Lib Dems

Chris Whiting | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Tim Farron's personal views may be understandably troubling to some, but the spurious links to the Liberal Democrats being an unsafe choice for LGBT+ voters is farcical. For as long as history can remember, the Liberal party of the United Kingdom has been the one that has led on LGBT+ issues.

Gay Sex Is Not A Sin, Says Tim Farron

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has said he does not believe gay sex is a sin, having previously repeatedly refused to answer the question. The Lib Dem leader told the BBC...

Only The Lib Dems Can Save Britain

John Bason | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Bason

The Liberal party, in any form, has not formed a majority government since David Lloyd George led Britain to victory in the Great War. Today, Liberals matter more than at any time in the subsequent one hundred years. Really, the Lib Dems are the only party who can save Britain.

This Is Our Chance To Change The Direction Of Our Country

Jack Davies | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jack Davies

It's fair to say that a lot has happened since May 2015. We've had a Conservative-majority government. We've had Brexit. We've had Trump. We've had an unelected Prime Minister. On Thursday 8th June, we have our chance to change the direction of our country. The only way we can do that is by voting for the Liberal Democrats.

Tim Farron Refuses Again To Say If He Thinks Gay Sex Is A Sin

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has again refused to answer whether he believes gay sex is a sin or not. The Lib Dem leader,who is a committed Christian, has been under pr...

Personal Beliefs On 'Sin' Do Matter, Especially When You Lead A Political Party

Chris Ward | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Ward

If it was just the belief of the odd backbencher, I'd happily deal with that. As it happens, it's the belief of somebody who, however electorally unlikely, seeks to be Prime Minister. It's also the belief of the leader of my party - a party famous for its secularism and its enthusiastic support for LGBT+ rights, even when it wasn't popular.

Sunday Show Round-Up: Labour's Nuclear Confusion and Tim Farron's Silence On Gay Sex

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Ukip leader Paul Nuttall was up on the first Marr since the election was called. With Ukip needing some new policies now Brexit i...

Tim Farron Again Refuses To Say Gay Sex Is Not A Sin

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

.@LibDems leader @timfarron responds to "ludicrous" claims that he is a homophobe #Peston pic.twitter.com/ut7fzVjw5g— Peston on Sunday (@pestononsun...

May's Refusal To Take Part In Debates Proves She Has No Brexit Plan

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

Theresa May enters this general election campaign with the largest lead of any Prime Minister in living memory has had at the beginning of the campaign - so why is Theresa May refusing to take part in debates with her rivals Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, as well as the SNP, Ukip and the Greens?

The Lady Is For Turning

William Davie | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
William Davie

Whatever the outcome of this election, one thing is absolutely crystal clear. The next few weeks, are going to be very very interesting, and I mean that in the Chinese sense of the word.

Tim Farron Finally Gives Clear Answer When Asked If He Thinks Being Gay Is A Sin

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Tim Farron has said he does not think homosexuality as a “sin”, having earlier caused an uproar when he failed to clarify his views. The Lib Dem ...

Here's How The SNP Think A 'Progressive Alliance' Could Block Tory Election Landslide

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron are being urged to join forces and unite to block a landslide election win for the Conservatives. Scottish First Ministe...

An Open Letter On The Subject Of Tim Farron's 'Homophobia'

Jennie Rigg | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jennie Rigg

I see that, thanks to Cathy Newman's interview last night, the thorny theological topic of Sin has raised its ugly head once more. Let me get this right out in the beginning: I don't give a fig what Tim Farron's religious beliefs are. You know why? Because I am a Liberal.

Farron Branded An 'Absolute Disgrace' After Excruciating Channel 4 Interview

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been branded an “absolute disgrace” after again refusing to say if he thinks homosexuality is a “sin”. ...

Theresa May Accused Of 'Dodging' Live TV Debates

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May will not take part in any live televised election debates, the Conservative Party has said. Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of ...

The Importance Of Voting

Emma Campbell | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Emma Campbell

From the very moment we are conceived, the government are influencing our lives. It does not pay to be apolitical, and now is the time to fight for policies that we feel can have a huge difference in helping the people of Britain.

An Early Election - Theresa May's Masterstroke?

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maxim Parr-Reid

I can't help wondering whether this is wise, given the importance of Brexit negotiations (and success in those negotiations) to the future of our country. An election, expensive as it will be fight, and time-consuming, can surely only be an unwelcome state of affairs at this stage.

There's Only One Way To Prevent A Tory Landslide

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Pendleton

With Labour on its knees and the Lib Dems' resurgence underwhelming and not very surgey, the only way to prevent a paradigm-shifting Conservative majority with and a government with a mandate for a nasty and dangerous hard Brexit is for Labour, Lib Dems and Greens to collaborate and back only one candidate in swing seats; the one with the greatest chance of winning.

Poor Families To Lose £7,000-A-Year Under Tory 'Two-Child' Policy

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

The human cost of George Osborne’s austerity drive has been laid bare as it emerged that poor families will lose up to £7,000 a year under benefits...

May Slammed For Linking EU Security To Brexit Deal

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been accused of making a “blatant threat” to end British crime and security co-operation with the EU if she fails to get a free-tr...

Commons People Special: An Exclusive Documentary On The Westminster Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics

In this special edition of Commons People, Huff Post UK brings you the inside story of what happened in Parliament during an extraordinary day when te...

Tim Farron Tells Moderate Tories: Get Some Self-Respect And Defect To The Lib Dems

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Politics

Moderate Tory MPs should get some “self-respect” and defect to the Lib Dems or face the same fate as Zac Goldsmith, Tim Farron warned today. In a ...

Commons People Podcast: IndyRef2, This Time It's Personal

Commons People | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Commons People

It was the busiest week in politics since, well, the last one, and the Huff Post team had plenty to consider. Philip Hammond's Budget u-turn, a new call for Scottish Independence referendum, and David Davis admitting a lack of planning for Brexit were all key talking points.