Thursday, 2 May 2013
England goes to the polls today to elect local councillors.
Surely that shouldn't interest people in Scotland? Of course it should. The last couple of weeks have shown the levels political parties will go to smear their competition. The plan has worked beautifully - for UKIP.
UKIP has been on the receiving end of Tory dirty tricks and Nigel Farage has coped reasonably well with his critics. He's revelled in the publicity the Tory party has created. The above image goes to show just how far the Tory party will stoop to smear a UKIP candidate. Surely everyone knows that a Nazi salute is given with the right hand? To suggest this is anything other than a man in a pub stretching over to get his girlfriend's phone is ludicrous.
The SNP have had years of being oppressed by the other main parties but have survived due to tenacity and policies that the public generally accept. They're used to dirty tricks and realise people now treat mudslingers with the disdain they deserve.
UKIP's main policy is for the UK to leave the EU. They're the only party in the UK which stands on that ticket. I will be interested to see the outcome of today's elections because, although some may vote UKIP in general protest, the majority will vote for them because they believe the EU damages the UK and the rest of Europe.