Liberal Democrats in Sefton, Merseyside, have been accused of slurring a number of local residents as “nutters” on a document highlighting people to whom party literature should not be delivered to.
Claire Traynor, who was blacklisted on the document, said:
“I am really upset because it is a term I find really offensive. I know people with serious mental health problems, which makes this so much worse”
But perhaps the local party deserve some credit in the creativity of their excuse. Despite a handful of known trade unionists, Labour supporters and a UKIP voters being listed under the word “NUTTERS” in block capitals with the sub-heading “Please DO NOT deliver to”, Lib Dems have brushed off the gaffe by claiming that this referred not to the people listed but to party activists, and that it was, errr, “the name of our pub quiz team“.
At least Gordon Brown didn’t write to Gillian Duffy calling her a bigot.