Farron: “We screwed this up”

Speaking on Radio Four’s Today programme, Party President Tim Farron spoke candidly about the the handling of the alleged inappropriate behaviour of the party’s former chief executive, stating very plainly:

The one thing I probably can tell you without going through due process is that we screwed this up as a party. There are individuals out there who we have a duty of care towards who we did not fulfil that duty of care to them and that is something we have to learn from, apologise for, and make sure never happens again.

He emphasised two key points which will guide the two inquiries:

1. Ensuring justice for the women involved is essential.
2. Due process is vital.

The full Today piece on the issue will shortly become available here (starting at 8:10).

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4 Comments

  • Sensible comments from Tim, both in the context of the allegations themselves and the media storm surrounding them.

  • Darren Reynolds 25th Feb '13 - 7:05pm

    Particular commendations to Tim for refusing to attack the Tories. Most would have taken the bait but Tim successfully let the presenter attack the Tories whilst he remained focussed on the personal story, on the side of the alleged victims.

  • Yes but…….. In his commendable efforts to avoid “politics -speak” and to talk human, Tim can take it a bit too far sometimes. “Screwed up” was an example of that and it was used with glee by the split-hungry media to imply major difference with Nick Clegg.

    But hey – what about Polly Toynbee (of all people) this morning. Some of the most sensible stuff about “office pest ” behaviour that I have seen since this story broke.

  • Helen Dudden 28th Feb '13 - 8:05am

    The word allegations is an interesting word in law. As a woman, I deplore the use of abuse by anyone who feels they have the power to do this. But I most certainly would not accuse someone of something, that was not proved in a court of law. So pleased that it feels these pages. More situations that should never have happened.

    Good housekeeping, doing the jobs that you are paid for extremely well. That is all I will say about the article.

    I would like to see the job of MP, respected and used as with any other employment, you give a good days work for a good days pay.

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