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Farron’s leader interview: I want a country where we are decent to each other

May 13, 2017 1:11 PM
By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice
Originally published by Rutland and South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron addressing tens of thousands of pro-EU demonstrators outside Parliament.Tim Farron's leader interview with ITV's Julie Etchingham was broadcast on Monday night.

In it, he talked about his early life, his family, his friends and his vision for the country.

In essence, he talked about wanting to lead us to a place where we were all decent to each other and where nobody had to hide who they are.

His best mate stitched him up slightly by saying he had an "I love Maggie" poster in his youth. He said he had pictures of all sorts of politicians including Thatcher and admitted to a crush on a young Tory at one point but he got involved in politics to fight against what Thatcher was doing.

He criticised Theresa May's "remote", "controlled" campaign where she never got to chat to normal people.

He also talked of the importance of opposition in a healthy democracy and explained why it was so important to hold a referendum on the Brexit deal.

It's worth watching for the old photos alone!

You can watch it here on the ITV player and here on STV.