(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)

In 2010, Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron described paedophile Cyril Smith as an “idol” of his.

Mr Farron’s fulsome praise of Smith can be seen in the comments section of the Liberal Democrat Voice just after Smith died:



In the same comments section, disgraced Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard can also be seen referring to Smith as a “personal inspiration” to him:



These comments are even more alarming now we know senior Lib Dems such as Rennard and Farron had been aware of allegations about Smith’s repugnant criminal behaviour for years.


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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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