He is correct that many on the right of the Labour Party – and the Blairites in particular – are deeply unhappy, but he may well be wrong in thinking the Lib Dems will be the main beneficiaries.
A vote to leave Europe in the forthcoming referendum could move Scotland closer to independence, former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has warned.
“And I call on them to work with our neighbours to establish safe and sustainable reception centres, not only to process claims but to provide the shelter and security which the refugees so desperately need”, said Mr Farron, who visited the Calais migrant camps earlier this summer. At the party conference, the former leader and deputy prime minister rallied the troops by recalling they had been knocked to the floor before and always recovered “as dawn follows the darkest hour”.
New United Kingdom Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address his party’s pro-Israel caucus, local Jewish media reported Monday.
Mr Farron will say: “It’s tough and I tell you frankly that it means that we won’t be able to do all the things we might like to do in the short term”. “I think we all have to be true unto ourselves – all of us”. I don’t say that in a vindictive way – I have dealt with Corbyn and (John) McDonnell over the years and they are perfectly agreeable as individuals.
The LibDems, who were reduced in that election to only eight lawmakers after 57 in the last parliament, previously could have counted on the opposition Labour Party to back the EU.
Now Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party in what was an astonishing result by wining nearly 60 per cent of the vote, is it now the time for the enemy within the establishment who oppose him to bury the hatchet and let him get on with the job in hand?
Mr Clegg insisted “we will bounce back” because “there is a place in British politics for tolerance, reason and compassion”. “Labour will commit to a clear plan for a fully integrated railway in public ownership”, says Corbyn to the independent on Sunday.
Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the eurosceptic Business for Britain group said: “Tim Farron’s bluster fails to recognise that Britain would prosper and gain influence outside of an unreformed European Union”. “I can not think of any moral circumstances where it would be appropriate to use Trident.
Her admiration for Jeremy Corbyn has always been on the basis of his support for a similar stance”.
He said there was still “a huge amount of goodwill” towards the Lib Dems despite their drubbing at the polls.
While Cameron has a majority in the House of Commons, the Liberal Democrats may be able to hold up the legislation temporarily by voting against it with Labour and neutral members of the House of Lords.