One of the lessons of this election has been the illiteracy of many of UKIP’s candidates.
The literature you distribute is one of the ways you reach those you hope to represent. A failure to spell basic information correctly – you know, like the constituency – risks saying to voters ‘I don’t know your area and don’t even care to pretend to know it’. Similarly, if you can’t communicate coherently with your voters, how can they trust you to be able to communicate clearly on their behalf?
Here are some of the finest examples.
Earlier this month, the Western Morning News reported that the rag-tag bag of political misfits that constitute the Liberal Party had decided to withdraw candidates in Cornwall and encourage its supporters to back UKIP.
In a disgraceful betrayal of liberal values, the Liberal Party is using the cloak of its anti-European policy to encourage support for a party that is the antithesis of a vibrant, liberal and tolerant Britain.
The remnants of the Liberal Party should be utterly ashamed of themselves and I trust that the Liberator Collective will sever any remaining connections it has with them.
Meet the Ukippers revealed the genuinely scary side of this nasty bunch.
What did we learn from the BBC documentary?
That Ukip will deal with racism, if it’s in your face and public. It was clear from the film, however, that if you don’t say it to the press you can expect to get away with it.
That Ukip is perfectly happy to get rid of you, for being a racist, if you are unimportant and “ordinary”.
Ukip have hit the dizzying heights of 11% in the latest Ashcroft poll and YouGov have polling that shows the electorate no longer see them as a long term political force.
At a Chatham House debate in March 2014 Nigel Farage said he was “proud” of attracting 1/3 of all BNP voters. He claimed that they were the voters who had been “holding their nose” over the BNPs racist agenda.
It would seem, Mr Farage, that there are parts of the electorate that are unwilling…
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Very funny spoof. Though only very funny if you don’t think too much about it and realise how true much of it is true.
The Huffington Post has published another satirical piece on the Kippers. This time it’s the BBC’s Shipping Forecast, describing the weather as announced by UKIP. It’s called ‘Rain, Moderate Or Gay’: Listen To The All-New Ukip Shipping Forecast, and it’s at: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/17/ukip-shipping-forecast_n_6696828.html?utm_hp_ref=tw.