And it’s bellicose language from UKIP (with thanks to DJ for sending the flyer), who’ll be hoping to swallow up some disaffected far-right Conservative votes on 15 November. They want us to “Kick in the ballot box”. But one section of society that’s sure to feel a kicking is local printers, because UKIP are as bad as the Conservatives when it comes to printing in Wales. This leaflet is printed by P&P Mailing in Stockport, although their website suggests they’re more of a shoestring operation that the Conservatives’ choice.
A vote for Simon Zeigler is apparently a vote for:
- More jobs and houses for young people
- Spending money on services ‘here’
- A crackdown on crime, starting with anti-social behaviour
But this leaflet is the weakest of any of the ones we’ve been treated to so far on policy. Simon says “none of the tired old parties are listening” so we should send a clear message to Westminster that we’re “tired of being taken for granted”. Now I might just have heard that refrain elsewhere recently. And with an expansive range of messages to be sent from at least three other parties, there’s precious little here to entice the eager voters other than to stop “wasting money on the EU”. The same EU that has provided Wales with £1.5bn between 2000 and 2006, and £1.9bn between 2007 and 2013.