Tim Farron

Vince Cable’s conference speech, full text

19 September 2017 15:42

It is with a real sense of pride that I stand before you as leader of the Liberal Democrats. First…

Can leading politicians get away with opposing abortion and gay marriage?

6 September 2017 14:53

What can politicians with socially conservative beliefs expect from public life? Is there now a faith glass ceiling under which…

Tim Farron goes rogue

26 July 2017 14:25

Last week, Sir Vince Cable was appointed – unchallenged – as leader of the Liberal Democrats. While some in the party…

Theresa May will be feeling the heat at today’s PMQs

28 June 2017 11:03

What a very different atmosphere the House of Commons Chamber will have today for its first PMQs since the election.…

Could Vince Cable be the Lib Dems’ answer to Jeremy Corbyn?

20 June 2017 11:33

There was a time when progressives thought that politics had become too much of an old boys’ club. In the place of…

Tim Farron’s tormentors ought to be ashamed of themselves

15 June 2017 17:57

The resignation of Tim Farron has left a bad taste in the mouth, don’t you think? There were a number…

Embracing liberal Christianity can lead the Lib Dems out of irrelevance

15 June 2017 11:40

In a sense it was the Liberal Democrats who did worst in this odd election. For the point of this…

It’s not Tim Farron who is illiberal: it’s society

15 June 2017 8:55

Was Tim Farron’s resignation as Liberal Democrat leader inevitable? He seems to suggest so, saying in his striking resignation statement…

Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader

14 June 2017 18:42

Tim Farron has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader. The Liberal Democrats did make a net gain of four seats but…

The Christian views of Theresa May and Tim Farron are way below the radar. And that’s how they like it

5 June 2017 14:58

There’s a mischievous, not to say malicious, Twitter photograph of Theresa May circulating this morning. It shows her sporting shoulder…

Tim Farron on the ropes in Andrew Neil interview – ‘you’re a populist who’s not popular’

1 June 2017 20:01

Tonight it was Tim Farron’s turn to take centre stage in the last instalment of the Andrew Neil interviews. Unfortunately…

Andrew Neil interviews Tim Farron: full transcript

1 June 2017 19:30

AN: Tim Farron, this election’s about electing MPs to sit in the British parliament, but you’re fighting on a manifesto…

The Spectator Podcast: General shambles

1 June 2017 16:10

On this week’s episode we look ahead to the General Election, now just days away, and ask whether Theresa May might…

Gary Lineker to the rescue

25 May 2017 12:07

Last month, Rachel Johnson managed to create a mini furore when it transpired that she had joined the Liberal Democrats.…

Have the Lib Dems learned the wrong lesson from the SNP?

19 May 2017 14:33

That the Tories would enjoy this general election campaign and Labour would spend it alternating between abject misery and total…

Is Tim Farron prepared to defend any of his beliefs?

17 May 2017 17:08

Are there any matters of principle, do you reckon, that Tim Farron isn’t prepared to give up on under pressure…

Listen: Vince Cable says he would find it difficult not to vote for Labour MP

8 May 2017 12:30

Tim Farron has said the Lib Dems won’t be forming a coalition with Labour. But it seems Vince Cable didn’t…

Corbyn’s views on religion contribute to his lack of popular appeal

30 April 2017 11:00

This election was won two days before it was announced, on Easter Sunday. Theresa May put out an Easter message…

Tim Farron is a Christian, so of course he’s not allowed an opinion

29 April 2017 11:00

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t remember the BBC running a documentary 100 days into Barack Obama’s first…

The Spectator Podcast: Europe’s new emperor

27 April 2017 14:43

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss whether France is voting for the lesser of two evils…

Tim Farron sacks David Ward – but the damage is already done

26 April 2017 16:03

When the snap election was called last week, it looked like plain-sailing for the Liberal Democrats. Tim Farron’s party appeared…

Tim Farron is the victim of a witch hunt

26 April 2017 14:36

Journalists have hunted down Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, about Christian views of homosexuality. Originally, they asked him the…

Ditching the triple-lock pensions bung is a risk May can afford

26 April 2017 13:48

PMQs went on for an almost an hour today as John Bercow attempted to get in as many valedictories from…

The cruel hounding of Tim Farron is bloodsport for secularists

25 April 2017 15:41

For the benefit of Sky News, standard Christian doctrine says gay sex is a sin. It’s the sin that gives…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Labour may scrap Trident, Corbyn says

23 April 2017 17:29

Corbyn – Labour may scrap Trident nuclear deterrent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn occupied the prime slot on the Andrew Marr…