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Tim Farron wasn’t forced out by an intolerant elite—but by the voters

It is perfectly possible to privately hold conservative views in politics. Just maybe not if you're the leader of the Liberal Democrats

By Andrew Brown  

Farron's resignation has sparked suggestions that religious belief is incompatible with politics. Photo: PA

What role did the Devil play in Tim Farron’s resignation? God’s views have been widely canvassed, but the devil plays a greater part in politics. Evangelical Christians have no trouble answering the question: the evil, for them, was that a good man was hounded by the liberal elite for his views. The fundamentalist campaigner Andrea Williams claimed Farron’s resignation was the start of a process that could end with her views being criminalised in Britain.…

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