Not so liberal

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I DESPAIRED to watch Tim Farron, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, discussing homosexuality on Channel 4 News. Having abstained from the marriage equality vote, he three times refused to deny that gay sex was a sin according to his biblical beliefs, offering instead the weasel spin of “we’re all sinners”.

Whether or not you have voted for them, the Lib Dems always seemed to stand for a bit of common sense. This is a sad blow to the party’s liberal credentials and I fear another nail in their electoral coffin.

NEIL BARBER

Saughtonhall Drive

Edinburgh

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