Tuesday, 31 March 2015

UK election battle buses are from continental EU

The Liberal Democrats are unashamed of the van Hool (Belgium) badge on the first of the battle buses to be wheeled out:

Labour is using an Italian Fiat Scudo Panorama.

It has been difficult to find out where the Conservatives' wagon (looking like the Gatwick Shuttle, according to Paddy Ashdown) comes from because there is no external manufacturer's branding, but following this link and then this, it turns out that is a German MAN/Neoplan luxury coach:


One can understand the Tories keeping stumm about the EU origins of a very visible campaigning weapon because of the ammunition it hands to UKIP. (One imagines UKIP tearing around the country in a fleet of gas-guzzling supercharged Bentleys.)

I hope the Green Party will be re-using its biodiesel-powered double-decker from previous campaigns.

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