Friday night fun with Farron and Forde

Tim Farron went on Matt Forde’s Political Party the other night and the recording has been released today. It is hilarious. Tim is very funny, but also shows the substance and the principles behind everything he does.

Pour yourself a wee glass of something nice, put your feet up and enjoy. This is just what you need on a bank holiday weekend, if it is one where you live.

What was your favourite bit?

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  • Not as much fun as Nick Clegg and Brian Blessed on This Week!

  • Conor McGovern 28th May '16 - 2:23pm

    George – ‘At present, most people just know him as “that northern bloke”.’
    I’m sorry but most people don’t know Tim at all. Obviously a big part of that is our gaping lack of media exposure, so it’s vital that we get our message direct to the voters and punch above our weight in the media. We should be using all our talent from across the party, or at least the ‘shadow cabinet’ – where’s Susan Kramer? I think if we instead only rely on very modest council gains (from a historically low base), we’ll be forgotten. It’s about time we looked at ourselves again after 2015 and ask how we can become relevant again as a liberal party in modern Britain.

  • Samuel Cardwell 28th May '16 - 3:45pm

    Conor – I do agree that we could do with more exposure, but it’s only been a year since ‘the disaster’. We’re playing a 5-year, if not a 10-year game. A membership surge, modest council gains, encouraging results in Scotland, Kirsty taking a ministry in Wales (despite losses) and Tim gradually building up a distinctive and positive media profile (these things don’t happen overnight, and we can’t really do much about the lack of opportunities). I’d say that’s a good return for one year. I agree that some of our other prominent members should get out there, but it’s difficult when the general public are only really aware of Nick, Tim and (at a pinch) Norman out of our current crop.

  • Conor McGovern 29th May '16 - 4:08pm

    I think a big part of it could come down to policy. I recently heard Jeremy Corbyn saying he wants to build Labour policy now instead of in 5 years’ time, so Labour can get the message out there as soon as possible for as long as possible before the next election. I think we’d be wise to do the same, tackle the big issues now and build up a Liberal programme for 2020.

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