Can you hear that repetitive, dull clanging? That is the sound of a bare-footed Tim Farron pacing around the dustbin of history, banging his Birkenstocks on the wall, desperate for attention. “We can become the official party of opposition” squeaks Farron with Pavlovian regularity. Who is he kidding? To go from 8 MPs to over 100 is fanciful. I doubt that parliamentary administrators are feverishly re-writing the rules on wearing sandals in the chamber, in preparation for the Liberal Democrat surge.