LISTEN: Tim Farron on Any Questions

Not only did we have Sal Brinton on Question Time this week, but Tim Farron took part in last night’s Any Questions.

You can listen to the whole thing here.

Key points included Tim talking about Chilcot. He said that the conclusions were “massively grave” and there was a juxtaposition between Blair’s absolute determination to go to war and the complete and total absence of any planning after the conflict. All of us, he said, were less safe because of that decision. Charles Kennedy stands vindicated by Chilcot.

He said that he found it objectionable that in two hours of defensiveness we only got 15 seconds of qualified regret from Tony Blair. The least the families of those who lost their lives deserved, he said, was an apology and they didn’t get it.

He also made a very salient contribution on a question on Andrea Leadson’s CV. Whatever may or may not have happened, he said, it’s insignificant compared to the fact that she fronted a campaign which said the NHS would get £350 million a week if we left the EU.

On Brexit, he said that the British people needed another chance to vote on whether to endorse whatever emerges as our new relationship with the EU or keep the existing one.

One of the most distasteful elements of the programme came when Vote Leave chair Gisela Stuart talked about the rise in hate crime and of the need to tackle those who stoked racism. That was unbelievable brass neck when it’s barely a fortnight since she was at the helm of a campaign which stoked the vilest prejudices.

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

    No recent comment found.