Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Conservative and Labour dirty tricks at the general election

No apologies for a second dip into Liberal Democrat Voice today. This article reveals that Conservative CHQ was responsible for planting in the press many of the lies and misrepresentations of LibDem policy which took a large amount of Cowley Street staff time to rebut and largely refute. The Conservatives denied during the general election campaign that they were responsible, but insiders have now opened up to academic researchers.

This sort of thing does not help grown-up politics. If there is still suspicion in the grass roots of the Liberal Democrat party of our coalition partners, the way they conducted their campaign is a large factor. Given that we are probably entering a period in national politics where close electoral results, and coalitions, are likely to be the norm, it behoves party campaigners to give their opponents more respect in future.

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