March 18th, 2014

Tim Farron Funnels Taxpayer Thousands to LibDems

LibDem president Tim Farron wastes no opportunity to line his party’s coffers with taxpayers’ money. Last year re-renter Farron was one of the guilty men exposed for funnelling parliamentary expenses to his local Westmoreland and Lonsdale party, claiming £6,000 in the last financial year to rent a building owned by his local LibDems and letting them cream off the cash. Now Guido can reveal Farron has recently submitted a £1,554 expense claim for a staffer in his constituency, and guess what, the money was paid to Westmoreland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrats.

Taxpayers are subsidising Farron’s local party to the tune of thousands of pounds a year, with zero checks on whether public money is funding party political activity. It gives him a publicly-funded advantage over any opponent. The LibDems are the most cunning at this and that’s because they are taught how to fiddle centrally – in 2008 they gave a presentation to their MPs urging them to maximise expenses for party benefit.


  1. 1
    Dirk Diggler says:

    another big dick ?

  2. 2
    Relieved Taxpayer says:

    Phew! Thank goodness for that. Now I know my taxes aren’t being wasted I feel so much better.

  3. 3
    Gerbil 7 says:

    There’s some creature called Eagle droning on in the HoC – what a boring voice!
    Another thing, is she really as thick as she appears or is she attempting sarcasm?

  4. 4
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Farron a political chancer who speaks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time; just waiting for Clegg to implode at the next election then take over as leader.

  5. 5
    LimpDem PR machine says:

    and we’re not very good at paying money back either, so don’t ask Mr Taxpayer

  6. 6
    Owen Jones,Guest Moderator says:

    Note to David Cameron:

    You can say what you like about Putin, but at least he knows how to organise a swift in/out referendum.

  7. 7
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Never never trust a Libdem. It is in their DNA.

  8. 8
    LibDems says:

    For corruption,criminality and sexual deviance we are definitely Premier League.

  9. 9
    David Laws says:

    These kind of attacks give our MPs a bad name.

  10. 10
    Ron Barras says:

    Another scummer.

    Best get down to Dobbies and invest in a pitchfork to show them some steel.

  11. 11
    Steve Fayers says:

    Sorry, a bad name you say! Exactly when did you think you had a good name then?
    Was it when Shirley Williams agreed to dismantle the NHS perhaps, or maybe when you backed Blair and his phoney war? Would it be when you you agreed with the Tories on the Gagging Bill or perhaps before you voted for your slimey rude and arrogant leader?

  12. 12
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Farron is a right herbert, climate change zealot and all round bandwagon jumper, how canny Cumbrian folk can be taken in by this numpty is a bit beyond me.
    But then I always wondered how canny Yorkshire folk could be taken in by Balls, Cooper, Flint, Milliband, Clegg etc. etc. etc.
    And how canny North East folk could be taken in by Blair, Mandleson, Milliband (the rather more earnest one) etc. etc.
    I think I’ll stop now, the medication is kicking in.

  13. 13
    Jeremy thorpe says:

    Jumping into bed with the tories and forgetting everything that they purportedly stood for didn’t give them a good name either

  14. 14
    Spongebarry Nobrain says:

    Impose sanctions on the Libdems and save democracy

  15. 15
    Mornington Crescent says:


    …and note to the EU Commissars: he has the balls to recognise the result, too.

  16. 16
    Min Clifford says:


  17. 17
    Pres Pootn says:

    +14 days

  18. 18 says:

    Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone on O2

  19. 19
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    I think that he is even more treacherous than Clegg and that is saying something.

  20. 20
    Danielle Stevens says:

    Again we ask, where are the Police?

    This is fraud.

    The Police are mere poodles of the political elite now & I as a law abiding taxpayer am sickened by how corrupt our Police now are.

    The public sector stables do not need cleaning out, they need burning.

  21. 21
    P l e b says:

    Why oh why does someone earning £300,000 a year need financial help for childcare? Unbelievable

  22. 22
    Captain Haddock says:

    Would make a good financial adviser, commission based of course.

  23. 23
    Boss Hog says:

    Why don’t you write to the CPS or St Bernard and ask them what they’re doing about it?

  24. 24
    Tachybaptus says:

    Because the more money some people have, the greedier they become, because they think they deserve it. These people are known as Tories

  25. 25
    Hacked off Somerset resident says:

    Not just the Leb Dips doing operating this con
    but Torry Assist Whip in N.Somerset operating
    the same type of scam but what does that
    matter its only public money & there is a
    unlimited supply which nobody has to really
    account for how its (mis) used.

    Some thing I will remember on Polling

  26. 26
    M103 says:

    Which ‘democracy’ are you referring to?

  27. 27
    Captain Haddock says:

    Wee politicos around the UK should not the impressive manner of his patrician ship. Could we please Dave now have a referendum to decide to stop paying the attached nations from having too many MPs and too much Anglo cash.

    conquestor Putin, The Man, has many gifts but perhaps the greatest is the attraction of the twenty year old gymnast companion. Memories!

  28. 28
    Captain Haddock says:

    Donkey rosette territories.

  29. 29
    Captain Haddock says:

    And use your real name, miss Troll.

  30. 30
    Captain Haddock says:

    The Houses of Gay Troughers years of excellence 2010-2015. Every schoolchild should learn this period in history.

  31. 31
    The horror says:

    Why oh why does anyone get a single penny toward childcare?
    You choose to have a child, you pay for it.

  32. 32
    Westmerian says:

    It’s Westmorland not Westmoreland!

  33. 33
    broderick crawford says:

    Vince Unstable says : As the Lib:Dems finance spokesman at the time I cannot remember being involved in any such presentation .

    Where s my Freedom Pass Griselda , I need to go for a brain scan .

  34. 34
    Oink! says:

    Ffs! There is no end to this troughing. Oink! Oink!

  35. 35
    Lee Warwick Hunt says:

    Does Liberal Democrat Cllr. Les Stevens still own No.220 Fratton Road Portsmouth? (The address for the HQ of Portsmouth Lib-Dems, coincidentally).

    His Declaration-of-Interests on the Portsmouth City Council website does not (and never has, AFAIK) ever mentioned any rental income from it. He’s either very magnanimous in only charging a peppercorn rent or…….. ?

  36. 36
    50basispoints says:

    How could you? Being compared to Tim Farron is really going off the deep-end. That’s one unworthy, appalling slur too far, even for a Financial Adviser (I am one)

  37. 37
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    You really are a tosser.

  38. 38
    Archie says:

    Farron writes a regular column in the local rag. Perhaps he will have the decency to explain his actions to local readers. However, as he is a spineless self-publicist I would not suggest that anyone holds their breath.

  39. 39
    lost in thought says:

    Totally agree. And while we’re on the subject why should the public purse pay for IVF treatment. It’s not a given right to have kids, especially when there are so many in need of adoption

  40. 40
    Jack Ketch says:

    He is the lowest form of fantasist and liar. he claimed on TV, with tears in his eyes, how he had become involved in politics at the age of 16 after seeing “Cathy Come Home” on television. The play was broadcast four years before Farron was born and was not repeated in his lifetime until he was about 36.

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