Now that Tim Farron is being spoken of as a possible party leader, he needs to risk the odd unpopular speech. Someone in that class cannot always be telling people what they want to hear.How is he getting on with this project? Judging by his speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Dunfermline on Saturday, which Caron's Musings kindly reprints, he has some way to go before he will satisfy me:
Being really honest with you now - I envy you. I envy Scotland. I envy your values, your sense of community, of collective endeavour and basic decency. If you want to know my main, even selfish, reason for being utterly opposed to Scottish independence is because a Britain with your values is a warmer, compassionate and caring place to be.