January 29th, 2014

The Farron Delusion

Guido can only presume that Tim Farron was drunk when he gave an interview to the Telegraph, in which he claimed:

“By taking responsibility for maintaining wide, competent, balanced approach to the economy the Liberal Democrats are the chief reason for the recovery.”

If you say so Tim. The LibDem president’s delusions do not stop there. The godly wannabe-leader is advertising for a grandly titled, taxpayer-funded, £17,000 “presidential intern“. Which, given recent events, has rather unfortunate connotations…

President Farron now travels with a full entourage of advisers and bag carriers whenever he is on the move. When Guido asked whether the party was paying for them, one quipped: “No, we’ve got no money.” No economic recovery for the LibDems then.


  1. 1
    Gordon Bumhole says:

    Is he a Gayer?

  2. 2
    Understanding Tim Farron says:

    Is he a Liberal or a Democrat?

  3. 3
    LimpDums don't 'do' heterosexuality says:

    Is the Pópe a Catholic?

  4. 4
    I don't geddit says:

    What unfortunate connotations does presidential intern have then?

  5. 5
    Tallyban says:

    No. But he is an Anglican Christian, which is nearly as bad.

  6. 6
    Rapper Singer says:

    Sometimes. But not always.

  7. 7
    The Liberal Democrats says:

    We are Liberal and Democratic.

    If your thoughts and opinions differ from ours then you’re an hysterical bigot. And no, we will not permit boundary changes.

  8. 8

    The LibDem contribution to the recovery has been chiefly obstructing the Tories in getting to grips with Lefty economic devastation bequeathed to the Nation by The Saviour of The World.

  9. 9
    Mr Helpful says:

    Clinton.. Monika..?

  10. 10
    Mitch says:

    Farron is a wrong ‘un and will implode one day. You read it here first.

  11. 11

    “I did not have sex with that woman” – but he did. Geddit?

  12. 12
    Mitch says:


  13. 13
    retardEd Miliband says:

    There ith no economic wecovery for the wethidentth of Benefitth Thtweet, thuffering from a cotht of living cwy-thith.

  14. 14
    Ippikin says:

    Euro and General elections will wipe the smile off the pompous Oaf’s face soon enough!

  15. 15
    Mr Creosote says:

    That would make a nice change

  16. 16
    Mr Helpful says:

    Well it wasn’t yesterday but it wasn’t before the dawn of time, either.

  17. 17
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Farron and Davey are different to most other Lib Dems – they are not pervs, closet gays, sex pests or alkies.

    They are just plain bonkers

  18. 18
    I geddit now. says:

    So we must read his lips.

    Never knew the libDems had a president though.

  19. 19
    Mitch says:

    Is that the definition of “Recent”?

  20. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    Hey leave me out of it. T’was Monica

  21. 21
    leader of the sewer people says:

    It must be embarrassing though, when someone asks him what he does.

  22. 22
    Time is relative. says:

    Like the wars of the roses is recent history?

  23. 23
    AH says:

    All libDems are “different”.

  24. 24
    Speed says:

    He has the same accent as Guy Martin. That’s where the similarities end…..Martin has courage, integrity and charisma.

  25. 25
    JMF says:

    With the news of the UK taking hundreds of Syrian refugees Keith Vaz will be hugging himself with glee at the thought of all them photo ops.

  26. 26
    cep says:

    How crude.

    ‘Does he frequent the homnasium’..?

    Subtle and to the point.

  27. 27
    cep says:

    Rubbing himself with ghee..?

  28. 28
    Mitch says:

    Anyone catch the Today interview with the Scotch Yes campaign guy floundering over keeping the pound? Was pure delight.

    Best bit was the No guy saying “if you want a monetary union with the pound then vote No”. Hahahaha…

    Whichever way the vote goes, Salmond is toast. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  29. 29

    Intern goeth before a downturn.

  30. 30
    Mick Butcher says:

    The little power that he has has gone to his noggin.

  31. 31
    Punish the Tribal Labour voters says:

    Send ‘em all to Scotland or Wales I say.

  32. 32
    Chasing the Deer says:

    So the SNP monetary strategy post-Independence is tying their economy to a foreign country who will set interest rates to suit themselves not Scotland ?

  33. 33
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Indeed; “il a une tronche pas très c@tholique”, as they say in France.

    What particular fetish does he harbour, I wonder? Under@ge? Scat?

    Actually, I don’t mind these people having such fetishes (as long as they are legal); I do mind when they start pontificating to others how to live their lives.

  34. 34
    Centre Parting says:

    They would soon want to go back.

  35. 35
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Tim Farron comes over as a first class plonker , All he wants is Nick Cleggs job
    and will do and say anything to get it .He was conspicuous by his absence
    when all the fallout from the Liberal sex scandals were around .

  36. 36
    Handycock says:

    I’m an independent now. Yesterday I was in Strasbourg representing the UK at the British Council of Europe.I had a super time on expenses.I think I’m still too poorly to attend any investigation hearing though..

  37. 37
    Mont Segur says:

    He’ll get his come uppence when the Cathars return and reverse the Inquisition.

  38. 38
    M102 says:

    I bet they have helped the economic recovery of glass coffee table manufacturers.

  39. 39

    They used to call it having your cake and eating it

  40. 40
    Bilda Berger says:

    Not only is Salmond toast, but he has been cut into little triangles and stored in a silver rack before being spread with butter and marmalade and devoured.

  41. 41

    Deckchairs, Titanic, rearranging etc.

  42. 42
    sheppane says:

    I’m ashamed that man represents a seat in the county of my birth. The people of the south lakes who voted for him should hang their heads in shame…

  43. 43
    Nnon taxable pikey says:

    He’s a greasy git already. He doesn’t need further buttering.

    However, these Syrian refugees don’t exist according to his mates Livingstone, Galloway and Abigbutt who were at the Mother Agnes love in for Assad a while ago in Londonistan. According to her the sun shines from Assad’s Rsole and anyone who disagrees is a terrorist that should be tortured and raped, even if they are 12 years old.

  44. 44

    No surprise here, they have been softening us up for this for months !
    When do WE get a say who is allowed into this country?

  45. 45
    Bill Quango MP says:

    You can imagine him doing the ‘West Wing’ walk with all his staff around Westminster.

    “Sir, the EU directive on the reflectivity of light from vinyl surfaces needs urgent attention!”

    “Josh..see to it..and get Dylan Affrimbo from the association of village halls on the phone ..I need to discuss changes to the expenses allowances for grass cutting in public spaces ..URGENT! Go Josh! Go!”

    “Sir..you have a 2pm with a teacher’s delegation and they have a cornflake and pasta shapes mural of an abstract social democracy to present to you..”

    “I can’t…Toby..I have Teather at 2pm about her constant weepiness…Send my apologies and send the vice-president of the Liberal Democrats… Now lets move people..”

  46. 46

    Home Gym or naked sumo wrestling?

  47. 47
    Maggs Moron says:

    Me Too!

  48. 48
    Vazdazzle says:

    No need for ghee – my natural oiliness lubricates quite well, thank you.

  49. 49
    Mitch says:

    Their options are:

    1) Stay with the pound (preferred). Except we won’t let them.
    2) Join the Euro (Hahahahaha!).
    3) Create a new currency (Hahahahaha!).

    Once this all sinks in the Yes campaign has no chance, and then what is the point of the SNP? Carney is going to turn the screw a little bit more later today.

  50. 50

    Low fat mural, I do hope.

  51. 51
    bergen says:

    Given that independence is the SNP’s reason to exist, their lack of answers to obvious questions suggests that either their heart isn’t in it or the referendum is being used simply to get further devolution and money.

  52. 52
    Mitch says:

    They should have realised when they were well off and shut up and got on with it. But no, Salmond has got to grandstand for his own personal advancement. Well, he’s going to find out what ‘independence’ really means.

  53. 53

    “hugging himself with glee at the thought of all them photo ops.” And all those postal votes.

  54. 54
    The Pope needs a palace, his own country, bank and army, because Jesus said ... Oh, hang on, err? says:

    Does he shit in the woods?

  55. 55

    Is there any truth in the rumour that Diane Abbott is changing her surname to Kardashian?

    No talent, huge arse and so up herself.

  56. 56
    10 Rillington Place says:

    Noooo, ’twas Christie what did it I tell you, ’twas Christie

  57. 57
    Mitch says:

    They wanted independence but on their terms. Unfortunately, they’re going to find out that it’s the big lad’s rules now.

  58. 58

    …and organic and gluten free. You can’t be to careful these days

  59. 59

    or even too careful.

  60. 60
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The Lib-Dems are to be renamed the Liberal Delusion Party.

  61. 61
    Mr Michael Hand on cock, M.P; C.B.E; N.O.N.S.E says:

    I can confirm that Lib Dems have the vety highest moral standards, and would never dream of asking mentally ill, sex abuse victims for a quick want.

    Nah, not on your Nelly.

  62. 62
    Crisp Ackham says:

    Looks like a diversion tactic to stop people asking questions about the Lib Dem refusal to take abuse seriously.

  63. 63

    Turkish central bank raises rates to 12%.

    India follows suit.

    The world is changing – slowly but surely.

  64. 64
    Ah! Monika says:

    She’s certainly Lipsy enough.

  65. 65

    They recovery ,if it is underway is DESPITE the lib cons, not because of them!

  66. 66
    Mr Michael Hand on cock, M.P; C.B.E; N.O.N.S.E says:

    Very. Wank.

    Got so excited talking about my favourite subject, my cock, that I got all confused.

    Would you like to see my pink-nosed puppy?

  67. 67
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    The BBC biased again this morning. Announcement that we are to allow Syrian refugees into the country, then we have Yvette Cooper in person spouting her political point scoring drivel.
    As an aside Cooper looked very rough, I think there is more going on there than meets the eye. Maybe stress of living with a loser?

  68. 68
    Erene the Egg says:

    Brilliant . Captures the pomposity of the powerless yellows.

  69. 69
    Mitch says:

    Heard a guy last week saying he was re-shoring his manufacturing to the UK because it was economic again. We can but hope..

  70. 70
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Moderation – why?

  71. 71

    And must definitely not contain nuts !

  72. 72
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    How come Carney is having discussions with Salmond on monetary union if Scotland votes for independence.
    1) I thought Salmond had already sorted out all of the issues with going independent.
    2). How can their be monetary union with an independent country?

  73. 73
    Dominican Order says:

    You have got to be joking, we will soon put paid to them, at the end of the day we could give the KGB and the Gestapo a run for their money

  74. 74
    ANUSbUTTOCKS says:

    If this cu’nt seems vile now just what he will be like when he’s part of the coalition with Labour after May 2015

  75. 75
    a UKIP voter says:

    Careful what you wish for. If the No vote wins the SNP are toast and Labour get more MPs to govern England with.

  76. 76
    JMF says:

    Albigensian Crusade the Dominican Order certainly played a blinder there, pity there was no war crimes tribunal at the time, maybe in retrospect?
    Cannot help wondering why there is no Cathar movement today, from what I have read it was pretty damm perfect as a religion.

  77. 77
    walking into darkness says:

    ‘wrong ‘un’ he does seem. Shouldn’t judge a book by the cover but, I know what you are saying

  78. 78
    Yellow Cross says:

    We are still here,

  79. 79
    Order of the Black Mambas says:

    .. or maybe the Lord High Abbess?

  80. 80
    Mrs Goggins says:

    I like him.

  81. 81
    Rob Roy says:

    Having dual currencies along a common border will work wonders for both countries.

    It is nothing to be scared about.

    You should look at the opportunities such an arrangement could bring in terms of competition.

  82. 82
    Ianto Evans says:

    Just heard they have agreed to let some more Arabs in.

  83. 83
    Kevin in accounts says:

    Liberals are now talking about introducing Mansion Taxes.

    This means that if you go into business and are successful they will take away from you what you have created in taxes.

    It is the politics of jealousy ; we ourselves have not got it in us to make successes of our lives so we will punish you for doing what we ourselves cannot do.

    Truly priceless.

  84. 84
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Does have some problems though.
    Ireland and N.Ireland.
    Gibraltar and Spain.

    But its not something that didn’t exist without much fuss across the whole of Europe before the Euro.

  85. 85
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Just to think in 30 years time one of these two countries will be enjoying significantly higher living standards than the other if the vote is for independence.

  86. 86
    geordieboy says:

    Farron has an incurable dose of verbal diahorrea.

  87. 87
    Les Compton says:

    Having two independent countries were at present only one exists is a little like splitting the cricket County Championship into two divisions.

    It will raise standards and make things far more competitive.

  88. 88
    A woman on Benefits says:

    I m off to Glasgow this weekend to top up on cheap fags and booze.

  89. 89
    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    If these Arabs have failed to live in social cohesion in Syria upon what basis is it claimed they can live in social cohesion here?

  90. 90
    Lance Corporal Bill Bloggs (retired) says:

    Once a troublemaker always a troublemaker!

  91. 91
    Mitch says:

    My solution is to devolve Scotchland anyway. I’ve had enough of them – let them go and sink or swim on their own.

  92. 92
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    I live in a constituency next door to Tim Farron’s constituency and from what I see when driving around Farron’s Constituency, is a Liberal Democrat election machine that is just as active and motivated as ever. A real love for their MP and I cannot see him losing his seat in 2015.

    I would love to see the Lib Dems wiped out from Parliament altogether, but there are many pockets where their voters simply have no understanding, compassion, empathy at all for the hurt and betrayal caused by Liberal Democrats to the people of this country.

    With UKIP consistently polling numbers which are double, and sometimes treble, the polling numbers of the LibDems, I would be happy to see the UKIP protest party replace the Lib Dem protest party in 2015. Perhaps a deal could be struck, post election, for a tory/UKIP coalition? Who knows.

  93. 93
    Tim Farron says:


  94. 94
    Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

    True, this is why he refused to have any part of the coalition, and set himself up as the alternative Lib Dem leader if the coalition collapsed. He still harbours ambitions in that direction. he could end up being one of only 4 or 5 lib dem MPs left in the commons in 2015, in which case, he is the most likely candidate to win the leadership which would inevitably follow, Nick Clegg’s loss of his seat in 2015.

  95. 95
    Bryan in the loading bay says:

    Guaranteed that the mansion tax will change to a property tax and we’ll all be paying it.
    Except MPs on their second homes, tax avoiders or foreign investors.

  96. 96
    Victoria Cosche-Sta'shun says:

    Vaz is wasting our time if he’s still at Heathrow.

  97. 97
    Jim says:

    I had note from my mobile provider that they were putting up charges by RPI inflation of 2.7%. Been a while since I’ve seen that. Interest rates are gonna creep up, slowly but surely, they have to cover off all the illegal counterfeiting of money, sorry QE.

  98. 98
    Jack Ketch says:

    The man is a fantasist. He claimed on Question Time that he went into politics at the age of 14 after seeing “Cathy Come Home” on TV–a programme that made him cry. The programme was broadcast several years before he was born and by the time he joined a political party at age 16 (not 14) in 1986 the programme had not been broadcast for some twenty years. It was re-broadcast in 1998 after being voted as best TV drama in a Radio Times poll. It was not released on video and DVD until 2003. The charity “Shelter” did however use a number of stills from the production in a campaign during the 1970s.
    Perhaps he also remembers working down t’pit for twenty hours a day and locking arms with fellow demonstrators at Peterloo.

  99. 99
    Jim says:

    When you talk about ‘they’, ‘them’, ‘Scotchland’, it’s clear that you hold some umbrage towards the Scots (Not Scotch, unless you are using it deliberately to attempt humour, which it isn’t, and makes you look rather ignorant and ill-informed).

    So is your bile (or casual racism as some might call it) directed towards wee Eck and the SNP, which is one thing, or the Scots in general?

    If it is the Scots in general, then I’m sorry you have such a disaffected chip on your shoulder, and perhaps you might educate yourself a little before posting on a political blog, which is safe to assume full of people whom are quite ‘with it’ on current affairs etc. Certainly, full of people whom can distinguish facts from Bullsh*t.

    If you cant understand that a country of 5million, pay more tax than they receive, compared to down south where you have 65million receiving more in benefits than you pay in tax.

    Like it or not, we (the Scots) are able to live within our means, without magical, imagined money from the pockets of the English. But down south the English are, for example, taking our oil revenues/whisky revenues and splurging it on benefits etc.

    Therefore, YOU do not subsidise US.
    Why do you let yourself down …?

    And surely if you knew the slightest thing about it, you would realise that you shouldn’t really alienate like minded brethren in your quest for a less corrupt, more equitable political class. There are quite a large number of Scots who can’t abide Salmond, in fact just about everyone I’ve spoken to outside of Glasgow, and quite a few within it. Sturgeon too.

    Independence would be a disaster, not because one side will ‘get’ more money than the other (where the argument seems to be centred) but because it cannot be right that our wee country needs another bloated level of near communistical political meddling, especially from a party that is as insipid as the SNP. Or labour/libdems for that matter.

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