Farron resigns as Lib Dem leader

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This afternoon Tim Farron resigned as Liberal Democrat leader. At party HQ in London he gave the following speech to party staff:  

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"The door is always open"

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Responding to comments today from President Macron and Wolfgang Schäuble that 'the door is always open', Tim Farron said:

 

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May needs to axe her plan for grammar schools - Farron

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Responding to reports that the chair of the 1922 Committee has said there will be a modest pilot of grammar schools in inner urban areas, leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said:

 

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Clegg: EU crime database used 307 times a day by UK security services

Nick Clegg has reiterated warnings about the threat of Theresa May's Brexit plans to UK security, pointing to figures showing a vital EU criminal records database is checked by UK police and security services 307 times a day.

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Vince Cable responds to OECD warning of no Brexit trade deal

The OECD has predicted that Theresa May will fail to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement with the rest of the EU by 2019, meaning the UK would revert to WTO trading terms.

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From kitten heels to flip-flops

Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has launched a new digital poster to highlight the transition of Theresa May from allegedly ‘strong and stable’ to decidedly ‘weak and wobbly’ as she has flip flopped on several major issues.

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Farron: May has made the wrong choices on security

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has criticised Theresa May's approach to security, accusing her of making the wrong choices on police cuts, mass surveillance and the fight against extremism.

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Tim Farron's statement about the London attacks

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their professional response in such terrible circumstances.

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Nuffield Trust report shows May's extreme Brexit would be disaster for NHS

A report by the Nuffield Trust has found the NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK because their access to healthcare abroad is withdrawn after Brexit.

The report also calculates that care homes and home-care agencies could end up as many as 70,000 staff short by 2025/26, if migration of unskilled workers from the EU is halted after Brexit.

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Top Tim TV debate moments clipped

1) “How dare she call an election and then run away from the debate.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UADY1jhDilY

 

2) He brought the house down with his invitation to the audience: "make yourself a brew. You're not worth Theresa May's time. Don't give her yours."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SACmlP3Cz9E
 

3) Tim received a loud cheer when he took on UKIP’s Paul Nuttall for demonising immigrants, recalling the man who was racially abused on his way home after working 50 hours to treat victims of the Manchester bombing. “He was a doctor. That is what happens,” he thundered “when you demonise immigrants.”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzVKJaQmOyA
 

4) He told Jeremy Corbyn that he wouldn’t have the money to improve public services because Corbyn’s Labour traipsed through the division lobbies supporting the Conservatives and UKIP on Brexit. 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPBybs8fty8
 


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