LDV Saturday caption competition: “Tim Farron goes out on a wing” edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader…

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Here’s newly elected Lib Dem president Tim Farron preparing to launch a paper aeroplane into the debate at the party conference, as an unimpressed-looking Ed Davey, minister for employment relations, consumer and postal affairs, looks on. What do you think they might be saying to, or thinking about, each other?

The winner of our most recent caption competition, the “Downing Street CSR special edition” – according to The Voice’s judging panel of one – was this one by Huw Dawson.

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  • Matt Downey 13th Nov '10 - 3:24pm

    “Alright, Tim, you can have a play, but be careful, that is the only thing which can land on our aircraft carriers now…”

  • ED DAVEY: What is that, Tim?

    TIM FALLON: It’s the speech Nick asked me to write. He asked for it on plane paper.

    ED DAVEY: DOH! Nick asked you to write it on plain paper.

  • .
    TIM FALLON: “I’ve found a use for the manifesto.”

  • TF: “I’m going to put Clegg in this and send him all the way to Tierra del Fuego.”

    ED: “Tim, please spare a thought for us mugs who accepted government jobs.”

  • Tim Farron successfully foils the much spoken of terrorist hijack-attack, suggesting it may have been exaggerated for politcal effect.

  • .
    TIM FALLON : “Paper aeroplanes made from the manifesto pages are brilliant – they even do acrobatics.”

  • Anthony Aloysius St 13th Nov '10 - 4:24pm

    Tim (thinks): “It can only be a matter of time before they notice I’m turning into an owl.”

  • Ed Davey: I hope the pilot of that plane knows what he’s doing, I have a good seat.

  • .
    TIM FARRON : “Look, it’s a drone.”

    ED DAVEY : “Tell me about it. Who’s on after Vince?”

  • “It flies up gradually and then plummets to the floor, just like our polling numbers.”

  • David Evans 13th Nov '10 - 8:39pm

    TF: They’re biodegradable, recyclable, green,

    ED: Yawn.

    TF: They take off and land on a sixpence, you’re old enough to remember sixpences aren’t you?

    ED: Yaaaawwwwn.

    TF: They fly even better than a bird of liberty.

    ED: ZZZzzzz

    TF: …and we can manufacture them in South Lakeland for just £30m each

    ED: WHAT!! I’ll take 50.

  • ED: Tim don’t be an idiot
    TF: I’m not the one wearing that daft watch

  • ED “Watch out Tim, Lembit might think it is from outer space”


    ED “And you wonder why I backed Susan Kramer”

  • Nick (not Clegg) 14th Nov '10 - 1:15pm

    So that’s what members did with their presidential ballot papers.

  • Tim Farron: “Another near miss over the Lake District and I’ll get to ask another question in parliament before the votes are counted.”

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