A Mucky Business with Tim Farron
David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders

David Linden: Scottish independence and being treated like Ned Flanders

March 2, 2021
Tim Farron discusses Scottish independence with SNP MP David Linden, a Christian friend on the opposite side of the debate. David, who joined the SNP aged 11, explains why he wants Scotland to leave the UK, how he became a Christian as a teenager and how he was treated differently in politics after his conversion, when he was previously seen as a 'rising star'.
 
As Rishi Sunak delivers his plan for the economy, Tim argues for a budget that helps those in debt and for Christians to be willing to make their own financial sacrifices to benefit others.
 
For feedback or questions, email farron@premier.org.uk 
Stephen Timms: should the church help Govt fix problems?

Stephen Timms: should the church help Govt fix problems?

February 23, 2021
Tim Farron and Labour MP Stephen Timms discuss how the church can help rebuild society post-Covid and how much churches should focus on social problems. Does the church's help deter the state from fixing the problems we pay it to solve?

Tim also shares his perspective on the PM's roadmap out of lockdown in England.

If you want to ask Tim a question, email farron@premier.org.uk

Don Curry: applying to be a Lord whilst serving the Lord

Don Curry: applying to be a Lord whilst serving the Lord

February 9, 2021
Tim Farron asks Lord Don Curry, an independent peer in the House of Lords, whether he can vote however he wants as a Christian and the advantages and disadvantages of being a 'cross-bencher' without a political party. Don also describes how and why he applied to be in the House of Lords.
 
Tim also shares his perspective on the UK's treatment of asylum seekers and whether politics is helping the rich or the poor.
 
Got a question for Tim? Email farron@premier.org.uk 
Emma Hardy: student mental health, bishops and cats

Emma Hardy: student mental health, bishops and cats

February 2, 2021

Tim Farron discusses finding faith and student mental health with shadow universities minister Emma Hardy. Emma, a former teacher, explains how she became a Labour MP and how she found faith after walking into a church on a frazzled day. Tim also says what he thinks about Bishops in the House of Lords and the EU/UK row over the Astra Zeneca vaccine. If you've got opinions, feedback, topic ideas for the show or would like to ask Tim a question, email farron@premier.org.uk

Steve Double: Supporting Matt Hancock & sleeping during Dad’s sermons

Steve Double: Supporting Matt Hancock & sleeping during Dad’s sermons

January 26, 2021
Tim Farron discusses whether schools should reopen and chats to Conservative MP Steve Double about his additional role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary - what do they actually do and how does it affect a Christian MP's church life? Tim also shares his perspective on protecting free speech through legislation. If you've got a question or topics you would like discussed, email farron@premier.org.uk.
Rachael Maskell and eternal hope

Rachael Maskell and eternal hope

January 19, 2021

Tim Farron discusses the challenges of caring for all your constituents when coronavirus has ruined lives and jobs. He is joined by the Labour MP Rachael Maskell, whose York constituency had some of the first Covid cases a year ago. Tim also shares his perspective on having hope and trust in the vaccine and politicians, arguing that Christians should value the truth and uphold eternal hope. 

Ian Blackford and crumbling empires

Ian Blackford and crumbling empires

January 12, 2021
Christian MP Tim Farron is joined by the leader of the SNP group in Westminster, Ian Blackford, to discuss his journey to faith, watching church online, coronavirus and whether churches should accept closure in Scotland or not. Tim also explains what he think about crowds storming the US Capitol building.
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Trailer

January 12, 2021
Find out more about 'A Mucky Business' and why MP Tim Farron is keen to see Christians around the UK engage in politics.

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