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. 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.


    • 13
      retardEd Miliband says:

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


    • 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 .


      • 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.


  3. 10
    Mitch says:

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


    • 15
      Mr Creosote says:

      That would make a nice change


    • 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.


    • 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


  4. 14
    Ippikin says:

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


  5. 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


  6. 24
    Speed says:

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


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


    • 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 ?


      • 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.


    • 39
      CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

      They used to call it having your cake and eating it


      • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


      • 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.


        • 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.


          • 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.


        • 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.


  9. 29

    Intern goeth before a downturn.


  10. 30
    Mick Butcher says:

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


  11. 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..


  12. 37
    Mont Segur says:

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


    • 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


      • 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.


  13. 38
    M102 says:

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


  14. 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…


  15. 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.


  16. 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..”


  17. 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.


  18. 60
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

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


  19. 62
    Crisp Ackham says:

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


  20. 63

    Turkish central bank raises rates to 12%.

    India follows suit.

    The world is changing – slowly but surely.


    • 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..


    • 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.


  21. 65

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


  22. 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?


  23. 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?


    • 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.


      • 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
        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.


        • 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.


  24. 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


  25. 80
    Mrs Goggins says:

    I like him.


  26. 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.


    • 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.


  27. 86
    geordieboy says:

    Farron has an incurable dose of verbal diahorrea.


  28. 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.


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