Tim Farron’s Leader speech for me, screamed out a hilarious, school boy case of a person trying too hard to show he was a strong leader. But what he doesn’t understand is that being strong isn’t about shouting out the normal rhetoric about widely taken beliefs. It’s not about trying to be in the middle for everything and looking to please everyone. Being strong is about standing up for your values that are clear cut, not looking to please all parties. Being strong is about taking a clear stance on issues that you seriously believe in. These beliefs will put you in the firing line with some people, but also put you into the ascendancy with others. And if there is a feeling, as there is at the moment, that people are disillusioned with politics and politicians due to exactly this reason, now is the perfect time to take a clear stand and crush disillusionment by leading.
What Tim Farron did was play on the very things that are easy to talk about. He kept talking about liberal values – individual independence from state, equality of opportunity – while not actually addressing how he was going to make these come about. He didn’t, for example, state that he was going to attack universal benefits (universal benefits contradict the reason the benefit system was set up in the first place: to aid the people who were struggling). But what he did do was use sit-on-the-fence, easy applause material to pretend to be an inspirational leader.
He shamelessly and distastefully used the refugee crisis boy’s image to try and whip up the hatred for Cameron’s so called inhumane response to the refugee crisis to gain support. His reaction was the same emotional reaction that the media had to the situation. The same immoral reaction and quite frankly, in my eyes, inhumane. He accused Cameron of maximising the PR from the situation to gain support, where in reality, all Farron did was use this for his own benefit and a few seconds of applause. This is the easy and “in” thing at the moment and for him to jump on the bandwagon with that gesture showed, for me, what this speech was all about. It was all about following, rather than leading. Exactly as he put it. But while what he meant was he was the leader and others were just following, I mean the opposite. He is no leader. He is no revolutionary. And he needs to stop reacting and start acting. Acting as a true liberal.Movie All Is Lost (2013)Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack
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