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Posts Tagged: Tim Farron MP
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
Nicky Morgan: This election, doorstep reaction – and why we must focus the Brexit conversation on economic security
Most people I’m meeting seem either pro-Leave or resigned to it happening – and believing that Theresa May is best-placed to see it through.
Nick Hillman: Students, the election and our poll. More than half say they will vote Labour. And they still want to punish the LibDems.
They are willing to support the Corbyn leadership even though they expect it to break a similar tuition fees promise to that broken by Nick Clegg.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Juncker wants the hardest of Brexits. So why is Farron siding with him? asks Daniel Hannan
They themselves are proving May’s argument that they cannot be trusted to protect our national interest.
“The Prime Minister is heading for a colossal coronation on 8th June. We’re determined to turn this into a contest.”
But is he still a Party member, as Jenny Tonge was allowed to be after losing the whip?
Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
David Ward. Jenny Tonge. Time and again the Lib Dems fail to stamp out anti-semitism in their ranks.
In 2014 we asked “What does David Ward have to do to get kicked out of the Lib Dems?” Three years on, he has been reselected as a candidate for Farron’s party.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
Graeme Archer: Farron proclaimed his Christian beliefs. So he can’t complain if he’s quizzed about them.
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
These are the threats that keep Labour MPs up at night.
It was not an edifying spectacle, but it was convincing in its way.
No one in the media had predicted May’s coup de théâtre.
The halcyon days of Charles Kennedy’s leadership offer a clear temptation to revert to the party’s old opportunist ways. Will their new, more governmental habits stick?