(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)


Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard once said Liberal MP Cyril Smith – who had his own ‘problems’ with sexual harassment allegations including accusations of child abuse – was a “personal inspiration” to him.

Rennard’s fulsome praise of Smith can be seen here in the comments section of the Liberal Democrat Voice

cyril smith praised by rennard 2

Yes Chris. I’m sure he was..

Interestingly, also in the same comments section we can see Lib Dem president Tim Farron referring to Smith as an “idol” of his:

smith farron rennard


Looks like this isn’t the first time senior Liberal Democrats have managed to turn a blind eye to the dodgy activities of one of its leading members.


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Lib Dems use taxpayers’ money to suppress report into second sex harassment case

Is this the most jaw-dropping example of hypocrisy from the Lib Dems yet?

Cyril Smith used UK libel laws to help him get away with paedophilia

Was Cyril Smith allowed to get off scot-free as part of a possible Con-Lib coalition deal?

Here are 5 questions MPs should ask the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ today

Why are UK police helping McAlpine sue twitter users when he’s a tax exile in Italy?

I hope Lord McAlpine isn’t going to sue me for saying this?

It was the police – not the BBC – who wrongly named Lord McAlpine in abuse allegations

High level child abuse cover-up? Why has Theresa May barred a US journalist from the UK?

The Death of Satire? The Mail’s David Rose complains about being smeared

Steven Messham is not just a child abuse victim. He’s a hero.

An APOLOGY to The Daily Mail from TOM PRIDE

Child abuse scandal can of worms – just who is Daily Mail reporter David Rose?


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