Here in Brecon and Radnorshire they trot out a block graph showing votes per party in previous elections – but for the European election they appear to have chosen to show votes cast in the last general election. Shurely shome mishtake…? Or playing dirty and using underhand methods?
(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)
There’s been – quite rightly – lots of focus recently on UKIP local election candidates’ vile views on various things from gay marriage to race.
But it should be remembered that the Lib Dems have a longer and just as shameful history in local elections when it comes to racism and homophobia.
In previous local elections, the Lib Dems have not been averse to producing a racist leaflet – depicting an obviously black man, snarling with clenched fists and supposedly threatening elderly residents – if they thought it would win them votes.
And the Lib Dems have also not been averse to using a bit of homophobia if they thought it would win them an election.
Here’s a Lib Dem leaflet from a local election in 2012 in which one of their local candidates was pitted against an openly gay Tory candidate:
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