Notorious for calling an opponent a “greasy-haired twat”, leaflets from Liberal Democrat Anna Pascoe are again raising eyebrows. Having seemingly discovered a cache of red printing ink, her colleagues in Cornwall have ditched the national Focus leaflets for a local by-election in Camborne North.
With red Labour-style branding, the material tells voters (in bold red lettering): “It’s either Anna or the Tory”. It seems the collapse in support for Nick Clegg’s operation has left Liberals fearing election meltdown not only in Oldham but their South West heartlands.
Despite stealing others’ clothes, however, the literature bears one unmistakable hallmark of a Liberal leaflet. Yes — the bar graph is still wrong!
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.