Liberal Democrats – and Vince Cable – humiliated at the hands of Labour and Momentum

Uh-oh! We can see where Momentum got its fashion ideas here.

We can laugh as much as we like at the Tories over Activate and its woeful attempts to generate publicity and support, but at least they’re trying. The Liberal Democrats haven’t bothered – leaving a gap for Labour and Momentum to fill.

The result is a huge embarrassment for the rapidly-diminishing party – and for new leader Vince Cable in particular.

Momentum have offered us this:

Tim Farron will be wincing at that one, no doubt.

And the Labour Party itself has this to say:

After those, if anybody cared what Mr Cable had to say before, they won’t from now on.

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7 thoughts on “Liberal Democrats – and Vince Cable – humiliated at the hands of Labour and Momentum

  1. Alex Macfie

    Tim Farron was never a homophobe. He was the only party leader to condemn the gay persecutions in Chechyna. Jeremy Corbyn stayed silent on that, probably because of his knee-jerk anti-Western approach to foreign policy. And this is probably also why Corbyn appeared on Iranian state TV, that is, the propaganda channel of one of the most homophobic regimes in existence. Lib Dems will take no lectures from any Corbynistas on gay rights, and nor will be accept plain, straightforward LIES about the views of our leaders past or present, on this subject or anything else. Of course, the person who made this pathetic video knows perfectly well that Tim Farron is not a homophobe, but believes that it is legitimate to smear him with this lie because anything and anyone is fair game when seeking to establish a Stalinist state.
    Oh, and the person in the video does not look or sound like Vince Cable!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Mr Farron refused – repeatedly – to clarify whether he thought homosexuality was a sin. That indicates that he holds views he doesn’t want people to know.
      As for your attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour, we can reject the silliness about a “Stalinist state” – that’s just silly sub-Tory propaganda.
      I notice you don’t mention what Mr Corbyn was doing on the TV channel you mentioned.

      1. Alex Macfie

        It doesn’t matter what Corbyn was doing. By appearing on the state propaganda channel of the Iranian dictatorship, he was giving the regime his implicit endorsement. The same goes for his silence on the homophobic persecutions in Chechnya, while Tim Farron immediately and loudly condemned them. It suggests that Corbyn is the sort of illiberal leftist for whom homophobia (and sexism) is OK as long as it doesn’t come from white Christians, as well as being a useful stick to beat opponents who he knows full well are not homophobic. You have to explain how a supposed homophobe was the first off the block to condemn homophobic persecution, and in the end the ONLY party leader to do so. This fact alone shows that the claim that Tim Farron is a homophobe is an absolute slanderous LIE.
        Tim Farron didn’t handle the questioning very well, and perhaps this makes him an unsuitable party leader. But the way he was hounded by the media on the issue was tantamount to bullying. I know this as a victim of school bullying. The constant repetition of the same question, and wilful misinterpretation of his position, are straight out of the private-school bully’s playbook. He should have responded the first time the question was asked by contemptuously dismissing it. I’ve no doubt that the journalist who answered it would, if he had said “No, it isn’t a sin,” quoted Leviticus back at him. However he had answered the question it would have been used against him.

        Some of Corbyn’s inner circle ARE Stalinists, and there is nothing Tory about saying this. I am a liberal. This means I oppose both left-wing and right-wing tyranny. The same cannot be said of Corbyn.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        The best way to pretend you don’t oppose something is to put up a big show of supporting it. Earlier this year, Mr Farron went on record as saying he regretted being pressured into saying gay sex is not a sin.

        Bang goes your argument.

        Considering your attitude to media hounding – “the constant repetition of the same question, and wilful misinterpretation of his position” – I am surprised you don’t have more sympathy for Mr Corbyn, who has to put up with this behaviour from the right-wing media all the time.

        Oh, and Liberal Democrats ARE right-wingers, you know.

  2. Alex Macfie

    Just came across this article from before the election, where you assert that the Lib Dems were seeking another coalition with the Tories. And in the comments you assert several times that then Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was “lying” about not wanting a coalition with the Tories, even that he was “angling” for one.
    The Lib Dems had formally ruled out any sort of coalition, and arguably they expected like most other people that they would not have to be held to it. But they were, and they must have rebuffed any offer of a deal that the Tories might have given, as we now have a Tory government propped up not by the Lib Dems, but by the DUP. So basically you got it wrong there; you were wrong about Tim Farron’s intentions before the election, and so you are undoubtedly wrong about his views on other issues now.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No, I was right – the Tories didn’t want to go into coalition with anyone after the 2017 election, choosing to seek a ‘confidence and supply’ deal with the DUP rather than giving the Liberal Democrats a chance. But when the DUP delayed answering, it was reported that the Tories did consider asking the Lib Dems.

      Even after the deal was struck, the Liberal Democrats went on to consider backing the Tories in a ‘confidence and supply’ deal of their own.

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