The LDV Saturday caption competition: Lib Dem deputy leadership “Tim Farron cashes in” edition

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

(Photo credit: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography).

Here’s contender for the Lib Dem deputy leadership Tim Farron at the Lib Dem conference last autumn, drumming up funds for the party. What do you reckon he might be thinking, or saying?

The winner of our most recent caption competition, the “Simon Hughes mucks in” edition – according to The Voice’s judging panel of one – was this one by Phil Rodgers.

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  • embrownbill 5th Jun '10 - 3:07pm

    “I *knew* that tenner on Simon was a sound investment…”

  • “It turns out Liam Byrne was wrong, there was some money left after all – David Laws found this down the back of the sofa in his office at the Treasury,”

  • sam barnett 5th Jun '10 - 3:14pm

    “for as little as 20 pounds a year, you too can sponsor an MP. And, you’ll be
    the Party’s single largest donor.”

  • Their eyes met, and the attraction was instant.

  • “As Deputy Leader, I would put all my efforts into making sure we receive as much Short Money as possible!”

  • “Thank you Lord Ashcroft, £20 should be enough for us to sell out on our principles.”

    FYI: I don’t really believe that, mainly Labour, meme. But this is satire.

  • Foregone Conclusion 5th Jun '10 - 3:36pm

    In his first role as Deputy Leader, Tim Farron has been put in charge of the whole of the party’s finances.

  • New improved Riso

  • Keith Browning 5th Jun '10 - 3:58pm

    Do I need a receipt??

  • Expenses probe reveals giant supernatural money laundering scheme.

  • yeap it’s real – OK and just as soon as you deposit the £1/2 million in the bank, I’l get you a meeting with Nick.

  • To get the economy going again, Tim Farron proposes a new fiscal stimulus.

  • Anthony Aloysius St 5th Jun '10 - 5:41pm

    “Tiny” Tim Farron reaches up to grab a banknote that has just fallen out of Simon Hughes’s trouser pocket …

  • Party members! I have procured the funds for the next election campaign, rejoice! With twice as much money, we won’t have to go into coalition with anyone!

  • “My fellow Liberal Democrats! I too dream of a future where the party has this kind of wealth.”

  • “..the settlement of the Hung Parliament problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all the Commons may find peace. This morning I had another talk with the Queen, and here is the paper which bears her name upon it as well as mine. Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you …

    “My good friends, for the second time in our history a Liberal Democrat leader has returned from Coalition talks bringing government with honour. I believe it is government for our time.”

  • rightofleftofcentre 5th Jun '10 - 10:08pm

    Farron denies homophobia as he explains the real target of his latest joke about ‘Queens’.

  • here’s £20 Galdalf!

  • Look at the fiver I won off Greg Mulholland for getting a bigger majority than him

  • Lol @ Tabman. Certainly better than mine.

  • GRAMSCI'S EYES 6th Jun '10 - 11:32am

    “I will give £20 to anyone who can show me how to tie my tie properly”

    “Austerity bites as Lib Dem bids for another of John Prescott’s suits”

    “Anyone remember this”.

    “New politics revealed as slavery returns to Britain”.

    “Spokesperson offers proof that leb-dems finally comfortable with all sexual orientations as Menzies Cambell chooses dress and tiara for commeration Scottish Bank Note” .

    “This is meritocracy in action , the Dear leader Cam-il-Ron looks great with a crown on his head”.

    “Dave said Nick will meet her soon but she is busy at the moment. I think that is why he gave us Lib-Dems lots and lots of this lovely picture. Vince and Nick got a whole suitcase full of pictures”.

    “Dave has converted me. This banknote friends ,is a symbol of what has went wrong with this once great country as it enshrines all of our problems. Yes,……… its time to get tough on broken families; especially foriegn ones”

  • Poppie's mum 6th Jun '10 - 5:14pm

    £20, that’s how much we got to sell out our principles and shoehorn the Tories into power.

  • It takes someone on the minimum wage half a day to earn this amount of money. How long does it take the Barclay brothers?

  • Yep, Tabman wins for me – very clever.

  • Cheltenham Robin 11th Jun '10 - 10:25pm

    And for just £20 you can get ten tickets to Lembit’s new stand up comedy show.

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