Top Rennard Ally New LibDem CEO

LibDem staffers are kicking off over Lord Rennard’s close friend Nick Harvey being appointed as their new CEO. Harvey has been in charge on an interim basis and has today been given the job permanently, though his appointment is causing consternation among the troops due to his closeness to the pervy peer. Sources say Harvey was a character witness for Rennard during the internal inquiry into his behaviour. It has been pointed out that Vince Cable only ruled out Rennard having a spokesperson role, and word is that Harvey wants to find a way for him to be involved behind the scenes in the campaigns team. Just ten days ago Jo Swinson was demanding Rennard be kicked out of the party. No action has been taken since…

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Young Liberals Condemn Cable For Defending Rennard

The LibDems’ youth wing has condemned Vince Cable’s defence of Lord Rennard yesterday. Cable told the BBC he didn’t regret having the pervy peer help out on his campaign and rather unwisely told LibDem women to “move on”. Unsurprisingly that has gone down like a cup of sick with the Young Liberals:

“We at Young Liberals are disappointed to hear Vince Cable defending Lord Rennard’s involvement during his election campaign this year. Alistair Webster QC, who conducted an earlier investigation into the Rennard allegations on behalf of the party, made a statement saying “let me be clear from the outset that the evidence suggests that Lord Rennard’s behaviour has caused distress to a number of women, so much so that they came forward several years after the event in question”.

As part of Young Liberals Policy, Lord Rennard is banned from attending all Young Liberals events, and our members can refuse to work with him without fear of disciplinary action.”

LibDem insiders say the truth is doddery Cable is totally out of touch with the modern world on sexual harassment and doesn’t understand why LibDem women have a problem with Rennard. They say Vince has to be strong-armed into making any critical noises about Rennard and had to be talked down from giving him an official job. LibDems have been depressed by Cable’s tin ear on this issue…

mdi-timer 16th November 2017 @ 10:45 am 16th Nov 2017 @ 10:45 am mdi-comment Comments
Vince Cable’s Stunning Harassment Hypocrisy

Vince Cable has joined in the condemnation of the Westminster sex pest revelations, saying in a statement last night that parliament needs to do better at dealing with allegations of harassment:

“The Prime Minister is right to be calling for these changes. Parliament clearly needs improved procedures to respond to allegations of harassment. The Liberal Democrats have introduced similar changes since a review in 2013, which has proved a positive step.”

How does Sir Vince deal with harassment allegations? Infamous wrong ‘un Lord Rennard ran Cable’s campaign in Twickenham in June, he was in Vince’s campaign office on polling day, went leafleting outside Twickenham station and posed for photos with Cable and his constituents. Here they are together on the campaign:

Tell us again Vince about how seriously you take harassment allegations…

mdi-timer 30th October 2017 @ 10:01 am 30th Oct 2017 @ 10:01 am mdi-comment Comments
Rennard Stands Down: Full Statement

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Lord Rennard has quit the LibDem Federal Executive:

A week ago, I was elected by the votes of the Liberal Democrat members of the House of Lords to be their representative on the party’s Federal Executive.  Any Lib Dem peer could have stood, all of them could vote, and I was elected by 44 votes to 25.  Since then a number of party members have objected to that outcome and sought to effectively overturn it by removing the right of the Lib Dem peers to have a representative on it.

I was disappointed that in a party called the Liberal Democrats there should be such a challenge to the result of a democratic election.  I recognise, however, that there has been much controversy in the party and this has continued partly because it has been very poor in communicating to its members the outcomes of all the various processes investigating allegations made against me.  In particular, many members have remained unaware of the key conclusion concerning me in the final report of the independent businesswoman, Helena Morrissey, who reviewed these processes.

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mdi-timer 17th November 2015 @ 11:31 am 17th Nov 2015 @ 11:31 am mdi-comment Comments
Farron Calls On Rennard to Stand Down

LibDemVoice is reporting that LibDem leader Tim Farron is asking the pervy peer “Chris to step down from the FE in the best interests of the party”. This could be both awkward and amusing…

mdi-timer 17th November 2015 @ 11:04 am 17th Nov 2015 @ 11:04 am mdi-comment Comments
Sex Pest Lord Rennard Elected to LibDem Federal Executive

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LibDemVoice is reporting that the Liberal Democrats’ leading sex-pest Chris Rennard has been elected to the party’s ruling federal executive by his fellow peers. The Federal Executive is the governing body of the party. During his leadership campaign Tim Farron said “I have no intention of appointing him to any role in the party.” In 2014 after Lord Rennard’s refused to apologise for his inappropriate behaviour towards young women, his membership of the Liberal Democrats was be suspended by the then party president Tim Farron. Extraordinary that he should be back in a governing position in the party…

mdi-timer 12th November 2015 @ 9:18 am 12th Nov 2015 @ 9:18 am mdi-comment Comments
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