The President of Britain’s Liberal Democrat Party is a man called Tim Farron.
Tim Farron is a man who is basically after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s other job. The one that bears the title ‘Leader of the Liberal Democrats’.
He’s also a man who appeared on Sky News this morning to tell us (emphasis added):
BetterOffOut has brought this issue to light using social media today. Because only seven months ago, the would-be replacement to Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said something completely different.
During the Liberal Democrat Annual Conference in September 2013, Farron told New Statesman journalist Rafael Behr. He told Behr this (emphasis added):
I didn’t realise three million jobs had suddenly become dependent on the UK’s membership of the EU. I suppose 3 million people would be immediately destitute if Britain left the European Union. Families would starve, children would cry, and all three branches of Waitrose in Cornwall might close.
Quite an embarrassing flip-flop overall for the Liberal Democrats, further undermining their already precarious position in recent European Election polls.