Once again, the Liberal Democrats prove that they are completely out of touch with modern Britain. A ‘how to campaign’ leaflet advises:
“You go into the middle of a council estate with your leaflets and you shout at all the local kids you can see and hear ‘any of you lot want to help deliver all these leaflets?’.
“Then proceed Pied Piper-like round the estate doling out badges and toffees and leaflets, the last at least to be pushed through doors by the shouting, squealing and quarrelsome horde.”
I don’t know which council estates are the usual stomping ground of the Lib Dem who wrote this guidance, but if he tried to pull this stunt on any council estate here in London, he’d count himself lucky if the local kiddies only threw a brick or two at his head.
The Lib Dem leadership are trying to play the story down, saying that the guidance is 12 years old. But Lib Dem websites are still selling it, so someone out there at grass-roots level must believe it’s good advice.
And even 12 years ago – what on earth were they thinking?