The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will change their official motto to ‘Faith, Family, Fatherland’ in order to present ‘a stronger image to the public’. 
The Liberal Democrats have announced that they will change their official motto to ‘Faith, Family, Fatherland’ in order to present ‘a stronger image to the public’. The announcement was made by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron to a rally of party supporters in Birmingham. 
 
Farron told the assembled crowd that the current Lib Dem motto, ‘the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united’, makes the party sound ‘weak’ and ‘like pussies’. He then revealed the new motto, to roars of approval from the crowd, which he claimed better reflects ‘the true values of our party’. Farron then left the stage to raucous applause from Liberal Democrat supporters, some of whom began chanting ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘hang the traitors'. 
 
In a later interview with a journalist from what he described as the ‘crooked lying mainstream media BBC’ Farron explained the logic behind the new name. He noted that it ‘more accurately portrays true Lib Dem values’ such as ‘love of country’, ‘duty to God’ and belief in ‘the traditional male lead nuclear family’. 
 
However critics have slammed the new motto, which they claim provides more evidence that the Liberal Democrats are ‘extremist’ and ‘bigoted’. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage admitted that he was ‘shocked and horrified’ when he heard the new name, and accused the Liberal Democrats of peddling ‘the unworkable politics of nostalgia’ to gain votes. 
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