Tim Farron

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 ...

Child Refugees: No.10 Hints At Rethink

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron looks set for a major U-turn on child refugees after Downing Street said it would be "quite sensible" to take into account the "strong v...

The Government's Latest Capitulation to Take Up to 3,000 Refugees Is Welcome - But Simply Not Enough

Tim Farron | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

If I was cynical I'd remark on the fact that this latest announcement comes just days before a crucial vote in the Commons which would force the Tories to take 3000 vulnerable child refugees from Europe and it seems that the Government are trying to buy off MPs ahead of that. Of course the Government's latest capitulation to take up to 3,000 individuals from the Syrian region over the next four years is welcome but it is simply not enough.

Ned Simons

Corbyn 'Doesn't Care' About Brexit And Tory Split May Be Forever, Says Tim Farron

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron speaks the The Huffington Post UK about Brexit, Tory splits, Jeremy Corbyn, legalising cannabis, the diversity of h...

'Grow Your Own' Cannabis Plan Backed By Top Cop

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics

Cannabis should be legalised and sold over the counter in specially-licenced shops, a radical review of Britain’s drug laws has recommended. The ...

Tim Farron Really Thinks The UK Should Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

The European Union deal that David Cameron has negotiated is "about appealing to careerist Tory MPs", but the benefits the UK receives by staying in t...

Lib Dem Leader Using "Project Fear" to Scare Ex-Pat OAPs

Louise Bours | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Bours

The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been exposed this week doing the very thing he accuses of his political rivals - using fear to back up a false argument. In a speech in London on Tuesday, he claimed that the National Health Service would come under increasing pressure if the United Kingdom broke free from the European Union.

Five Policies to Save the Liberal Democrats

Chris Whiting | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

My party's future is entirely unsure, early signs that the 'fightback' may be inevitable have slowly faded and the party must now live up to its name as Britain's largest liberal party. Our survival isn't guaranteed but it's desperately needed - and this is the platform to start it from.

Now This Draft Plan Is on the Table, the Referendum Campaign Begins in Earnest

Tim Farron | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

It is not the time to turn our backs on Europe, leaving us isolated, side-lined and alone. By voting to remain in, Britain can thrive. Together we show the world an open, outward-facing Britain we can all be proud of. Join the Liberal Democrat campaign today, to remain in together, and to stand up for the type of Britain you think we should be.

Flood Defence Funding Rules 'Not Fit For Purpose'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics

Poor and rural areas vulnerable to flooding risk missing out on new defences because the method the Government uses to carve up funding is “not fit ...

Maintenance Grants For Poorest Students To Be 'Slyly' Axed Today - Without A Commons Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The government looks set to quietly axe the student maintenance grants in a committee on Thursday, without giving MPs a chance to vote against the con...

Allowing the Cabinet to Campaign and Vote Freely on the EU Referendum Is a Wise and Courageous Decision

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

Just as Party members are sceptical of the emerging EU superstate, so too are many ministers. Mr Cameron was sensible and enlightened to allow his ministers the freedom to campaign on whichever side they desire. It took courage and sound political nous.

The Prime Minister Is Putting His Own Internal Party Strife Above What's Best for Britain

Tim Farron | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Prime Minister has used Labour's implosion, or day two of their reshuffle if you are being kind, to sneak out an announcement that his Ministers will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU. It is yet another day that Britain needed David Cameron to show the courage of his convictions. It is sadly yet another day he has flunked that test and capitulated to calls on his right flank... The Prime Minister is failing to lead his own Government, let alone the country, putting his own internal party strife above what's best for Britain.

Lord Rennard Quits Lib Dem Federal Executive

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard has stood down from the party's ruling Federal Executive, amid pressure from Tim Farron and other party members. In 2014,...

Remove Lib Dem Whip From All Peers, Tim Farron Told Following Rennard Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Farron has been urged to take the Liberal Democrat whip away from all of his peers following their decision to appoint Lord Rennard to the party's...

Government's Living Wage Leaves Under 25s £11,000 Worse Off Than Older Colleagues, Claim Lib Dems

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

Under 25s will miss out on £11,000 in pay compared to older colleagues under Tory minimum wage plans, according to the Lib Dems. Chancellor George...

Cameron Mocks Lib Dem Election Result After Farron Asks About Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Farron today used his first ever question at PMQs to ask about the refugee crisis. David Cameron used the opportunity to make fun of the Lib Dems ...

Cameron Threat To 'Duff Up' The Lords On Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of behaving like a 'schoolboy bully' threatening to 'duff up' the House of Lords if it blocks his tax credit cuts plans...

The Lib Dem Leader Is Apparently So Unknown The Sun Can't Spell His Name

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

The Sun gave the leader of the Lib Dems a whole page for a column, only to misspell his name in the byline. Tim Farron, who is already struggling t...

It Is Time for the Chancellor to Show the Leadership He So Badly Craves and Scrap This Disastrous Tax Credit Policy

Tim Farron | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Lib Dems warned about the £12billion of welfare saving and the impact on communities. But in the heat of an election people get tired of claim and counterclaim and people thought: 'I've heard the PM rule it out'. Their tax credits were safe. But yet again, the PR man put some spin on a story. Now working people are set to lose out.

Theresa May Lambasted For 'Pandering' To Anti-Immigration Sentiment

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon & Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

The sister of Boris Johnson has expressed "shock" at Theresa May's controversial Tory conference speech, joking that its sentiment was akin to that of...

Not Satisfied With Snatching Their Milk in the 1970s, The Tories Now Seem Set to Steal the Lunches of Children

Tim Farron | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Liberal Democrats fought tooth and nail to deliver this in Coalition because we want every child to have the best possible start in life and be able to concentrate in class. All the evidence shows that a healthy meal helps with that. Instead of further investing in our children, the Tories are turning up at the school gate and stealing their lunch money. My message to the Prime Minister is this - give us a guarantee that it is safe, not unsourced quotes. You say you are proud of this Lib Dem policy - I am too. But until you say it is safe, we will keep working, fighting and campaigning for this policy.

Loud Liberalism Will Save the Lib Dems

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Now, four months after our near obliteration, we are convalescing at an encouraging speed. Loud liberalism will save our party and our country. More than ever, the Liberal Democrats need Britain and Britain needs the Liberal Democrats - please don't let us be right without power again.

Why I Defected From the Lib Dems to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Jennifer Churchill | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jennifer Churchill

Corbyn is a liberal in the sense that is important to me. He has stood up on many of the issues I have been concerned with over the last 10 years - the Iraq War, Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary rendition. He oozes authenticity and political courage; Labour members have responded to this, and I very much believe the wider public will do so if he is given more time and more support. I want to be part of that journey. It could not be more important.

Tim Farron Talks Eye-Liner, X-Factor And His Old Band In Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has joked the upside of photos emerging of his 1980s band are they are so low-resolution they do not show he was wearing eye...