British Liberal Democrat leader, against LGBTQ and women’s rights, resigns

This video from Britain says about itself:

Tim Farron won’t tell LBC caller whether he thinks being gay is a sin

2 June 2017

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron wouldn’t tell this radio caller whether he thought being gay is a sin.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Tim Farron resigns as Liberal Democrat leader

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Leader says he must ‘remain faithful to Christ’

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron resigned today following the resignation of home affairs spokesman Brian Paddick because of his controversial Christian views.

Mr Farron was dogged throughout the election campaign over refusing to clarify whether he believed gay sex was a sin and because he has previously stated abortion is wrong.

Mr Farron claimed it would be “impossible” to “remain faithful to Christ” while leading the Lib Dems – apparently because of their support for equal rights, rather than the party’s record of putting the boot into the poor and vulnerable over five years in coalition with the Conservatives – during which time thousands of people died after being declared “fit for work” by callous government tests.

Now that Mr Farron is no longer Liberal Democrat leader, with his views on women and LGBTQ people he might join the Democratic Unionist Party, or their new coalition partners, Theresa May’s Conservatives.

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British Liberal Democrats sing about ‘shite’ Blairite Smith

This video from England says about itself:

Liberal Democrats‘ Glee Club: Attendees bang out a (sort of) tune

21 September 2016

The Lib Dem‘s autumn conference sees another sing-a-long from the party’s Glee Club!

Mocked Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith, branding him a ‘s****e

Belted out ‘Tony Blair can f*** off and die’ to the tune of American Pie

Famous Glee Club night held on last night of party’s conference in Brighton

The annual ritual – called the ‘Glee Club’ – mocked the Labour party and branded leadership challenger Owen Smith a ‘s****’ in a song written to the theme of Robin Hood.

The four-hour sing-along – one of the best attended events of the four-day Lib Dem conference – aimed abuse at a string of politicians.

They belted out ‘Tony Blair can f**k off and die’ to the tune of American Pie while also aiming abuse at David Cameron and Nigel Farage.

The Glee Club is one of the weirdest events in the political calendar, with the 65-page song book containing popular tunes rewritten with political lyrics.

… Despite abusing Mr Blair, Tim Farron used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem conference today to praise the former Labour prime minister in a blatant bid to attract disillusioned Labour voters to the party.

He told the party to seize the ‘huge opportunity’ to fill the ‘hole in the centre of British politics’ created by Labour’s shift to the left under Jeremy Corbyn and the Tory party’s move to the right under Theresa May.

The Owen Smith Song

Sang to the tune of Robin Hood

Owen Smith, Owen Smith,
Always on TV
Owen Smith, Owen Smith
Who the hell is he?
Hated by the left, loathed by the right,
What a shite, what a shite, what a shite.

He joined the Labour party in a town called Pontypridd
He worshipped at the shrine of Tony Blair
With the party taken over by the friends of Jeremy
His hopes were sunk without a prayer

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Owen Smith is a shite’, sing Lib Dems

Wednesday 21st September 2016

OWEN SMITH is a “shite” — such was the damning musical indictment by Lib Dem revellers, closing their conference on Monday night.

The Owen Smith Song was a highlight of the Glee Club event, with musicians leading members of the moribund political party in a four-hour sing-along.

They sang, to the tune of Robin Hood: “Owen Smith, Owen Smith, always on TV.

“Owen Smith, Owen Smith, who the hell is he?

Hated by the left, loathed by the right. What a shite, what a shite, what a shite.”

The song was penned by Southport Lib Dem councillor Nigel Ashton, who added that Mr Smith’s hopes have been sunk “without a prayer.”

Hundreds of Lib Dems, including MP Alistair Carmichael and former ministers Simon Hughes and Ed Davey, attended the bash in Brighton.

The party animals joined in with numbers alluding to David Cameron’s alleged porcine predilections

And the crowd sang: “Tony Blair can fuck off and die” with particular gusto during a cheerful ditty to the tune of American Pie on Lib-Labism that’s been a firm Glee Club favourite since back in 1995.

But the frivolities turned increasingly bitter as they belted out a song based on their experience of being in a coalition government with the Tories to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas.

One line went: “On the first day of coalition, the Tories gave to me, nothing you would notice, very little really and a referendum on AV. Which we lost.”

This music video from England says about itself:

The 12 Days of Coalition (Lib Dem Glee Club)

27 September 2013

Grassroots Lib Dems list the achievements that have been won in this coalition government.