With under a week to go until polling day in Rochester and Strood, the Tories are ramping up their attacks on UKIP defector Mark Reckless. Not only does their latest leaflet (above) recall the most notorious campaign literature in British by-election history — but attacks him for having the CV of a not untypical Tory MP:
- Born and bred outside of the constituency
- Working in financial services
- Working as a Tory researcher
The most eyebrow raising attack has proven to be on Reckless attending Oxford — like 73 Tory MPs, including, errr, David Cameron.
Indeed. Here’s how the leaflet could be adapted for use in Witney:
Scrapbook trusts that the dozens of ‘political class’ researchers and Oxford grads drafted in to Kent this week will enjoy popping these through letterboxes.
— Political Scrapbook (@PSbook) November 14, 2014
Or perhaps not.