Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron describes Tennent's as 'awful' in bizarre Twitter rant

Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has branded Tennent's as 'awful' in a bizarre rant on Twitter.

Published 5th Feb 2020
Updated 5 th Feb 2020

The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale made the statement in a reply to a post by writer Stephen Graham, who was asking for politicians to stop pouring pints in photoshoots after MP John Nicolson was snapped pouring what was described by one social media user as "the worst pint ever poured in the history of pint pouring."

After misspelling the brand as "Tenants" and describing it as "awful", he said that it deserves to be poured badly, adding that Mr Nicolson should be enjoying a Scottish real ale instead.

After another user responded with the correct spelling for the brand and stating that the famous lager was "the only good thing about living in Scotland", Mr Farron bizarrely responded: "Oops sorry! Hmm.. I assume you smoke 40 a day and that everything tastes the same."

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Tennent's fans weren't happy, with one hitting back: "If you weren't finished already you are now. Tennents is nectar from the gods."

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The whole exchange was sparked by Mr Nicolson's own post in which he described his terrible attempts to pour a pint of Tennent's as "Tennent's cappuccinos".

The SNP MP tweeted: "It was great to welcome my constituent Jay Fraser to parliament earlier today.

"I was delighted to present him with an award for his work as a brewing apprentice at Tennents Lager Caledonian Breweries. Tennent’s cappuccino anyone? Slainte!"

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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