Tim Farron

Half A Million Confidential NHS Patient Documents Mislaid In Warehouse For 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

The NHS has mislaid more than half a million pieces of patients’ confidential medical correspondence, including treatment plans and cancer test resu...

Ending Freedom Of Movement After Brexit Will Have 'Marginal Impact' On Migration

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

Ending freedom of movement will only have a “marginal” impact on migration to the UK, according to a new think tank. The potential reduction becom...

The Housing Market Is Broken, And The Government's Plans Won't Fix It

Tim Farron | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

This country's housing market has long been broken, but it's now spiralling out of control. Average house prices are almost seven times people's incomes, and in places like London up to 12 times higher. Over 1.6million people are on housing waiting lists in the UK, including 100,000 children without a proper place to call home. Because of skyrocketing housing costs, people across the country are struggling to get by with soaring rents cutting into their pay packets... It's easy to say the right things on housing. It's a whole other matter to introduce the comprehensive and radical steps we need to actually solve this country's longstanding housing crisis.

Tim Farron: Corbyn Is Not A Progressive And There Will Be No Alliance With Hard Brexit Labour

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron today accused Jeremy Corbyn of “gun boat diplomacy” as he ruled out an electoral pact with the “hard Brexit” backing...

Tim Farron Shouted Down By Tory MPs Over Brexit Debate No-Show

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron was hit by a wave of noise during prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, as Tory MPs made fun of Lib Dem MPs for failing to turn up to ...

Sunday Show Round-Up: Trump's Travel Ban Dominates Marr, Peston and Ridge

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show In what must have been a very late booking, Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi appeared on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning to discus...

The Terms 'Hard' And Soft Brexit Are Meaningless - We Either Leave Or We Don't

Harry Howard | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Howard

I'm sure that most journalists and politicians who continue to use the hard/soft dichotomy are probably more astute than myself, I'm also sure they are just as aware as I am that the terms are meaningless. We either leave or we don't, and the people voted to leave.

Working Class People Earn £7,000 Less Than Privileged Colleagues, Research Shows

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Working class youngsters who get a professional job earn on average almost £7,000 less a year then their more privileged colleagues, according to a r...

Street Homelessness Soars To Six-Year High As Tory Cuts Blamed

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

The number of people sleeping on Britain’s streets has increased to a six-year high, new official statistics have revealed. Ministers were accused o...

Labour Ready To Block A 'Bad Brexit' Deal, Corbyn Signals

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will try to block Theresa May from imposing a “bad” Brexit deal on Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has warned. The Labour leader said the party won...

This Is How Many People *Actually* Want A Hard Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Tim Farron has slammed Theresa May’s Brexit plan as a “theft of democracy” - but now research has revealed just how many Brits actually want a s...

Theresa May Accused Of 'Theft Of Democracy' With Hard Brexit Plan

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

"Incredibly disappointing for anybody who thinks democracy matters" says @timfarron claiming PM's #brexit speech was a "theft on democracy" pic.twitte...

Nigel Farage Finds Britain's New EU Ambassador Too Similar To The Last One

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed Britain’s EU ambassador after the shock resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers. Rogers stood down on Tuesday just weeks be...

The 15 Most Devastating Responses To UK Politicians' Tweets In 2016

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

Twitter can be cruel - full of trolls ready to pounce, it’s a minefield of social interaction. And if you’re a politician, well, the gloves are re...

Lib Dems Benefit From 'Anti-Brexit Bounce' In Polls

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats have jumped to their highest poll ratings in five years in the wake of their Richmond Park by-election victory. In an apparent ...

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...