Tim Farron.

What Liberal Democrats propose while out of power and what they do when in power are almost polar opposites.

Farron has launched a scathing attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, telling voters in Stoke: “How can you have a progressive alliance with somebody who’s not progressive?”

Whatever your views on Jeremy Corbyn, he certainly has more claim to be progressive than the leader of the Liberal Democrats – a man who refused to vote in favour of equal marriage.

Farron also avoided answering the question: do you think gay sex is a sin? That should be a very simple one to answer for a real progressive. And there was also that time when his official Twitter account promoted gay conversion therapy. Farron later claimed his account had been ‘hacked’.

It is beyond farce for a man who doubts the right of gay people to marry, and questions whether gay sex is sinful, to dress himself up as a pioneering progressive. There is nothing liberal about homophobia.

There is a reason the Liberal Democrats were obliterated in the 2015 general election. It was because when they were called to put their liberal words into action, and they reneged on the deal. Instead, they propped up the Conservative government and advanced its nakedly illiberal agenda.

Source: Tim Farron just provided the perfect reminder of everything that’s wrong with the Liberal Democrats | The Canary

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