Tim Farron: Theresa May Makes Margaret Thatcher Look Like A Left Wing Liberal

19 March 2017, 08:56

'Theresa May Makes Margaret Thatcher Look Like A Left Wing Liberal'

Ahead of his hotly-anticipated party conference speech, Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron spoke to Andrew Castle about Theresa May's "aggressive, nationalistic" politics.

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Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron spoke to Andrew Castle ahead of his hotly-anticipated party conference speech.

Tim Farron is expected to liken Theresa May to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at his party conference later today (Sunday). 

Before his address to his party members, Mr Farron spoke to Andrew Castle about the bold comparison. 

Andrew said: "You don't half like to inflame people, you can't call our Prime Minister to people like that...aggressive nationalistic tendencies. She's not all that bad, is she?"

Tim said that he doesn't believe Theresa May is "about to invade Crimea" so he "takes his point" but added: "She has taken the result of the referendum last June, and kind of added water, and turned into something it was never meant to be. 

"So, slamming the door in the face of child refugees a few weeks ago, we just talked about using EU Nationals who work here and pay taxes here, and raising their children here, as bargaining chips. 

"You look at the fact that the supposedly free market Conservative party is now taking us out of the single market, remember that was drawn and initiated by Margaret Thatcher, so Theresa May at the very least now is making Margaret Thatcher look like a left wing liberal."

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