Ukip poster launch: the politics of anti-politics

“Sod the Lot” is a step up from “Get Lost We’re Full”.

Ukip has been the party to watch so far in this election. First it produced a leaflet on behalf of its South Ribble candidate David Duxbury with the rather unsubtle anti-asylum line: "Get Lost We're Full".

Next, its Ilford South hopeful Paul Wiffen was caught leaving a comment on a blog abusing "left-wing scum", wife-beating Romanian gypsies and "Muslim nutters".

Now we have the anti-politics poster. I guess in the light of recent events it is disappointingly mild, despite the use of the word "sod", surely a first for a general election poster (unless you know otherwise). For what it's worth Iain Dale likes it, but PoliticalBetting's Mike Smithson is not so sure.

One final thought: is it Photoshop-proof? Nope, thought not.

 

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