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Karen ([personal profile] karen2205) wrote2014-05-22 12:51 pm

Election material

This year I have:

1 x leaflet from the Conservative party = 0 spelling errors.
1 x leaflet from the English Democrats = 0 spelling errors. I am an agnostic atheist who is British, not English and Christian and find this leaflet borderline offensive.
1 x leaflet from the Green Party = 0 spelling errors.
1 x leaflet from the Labour Party = 0 spelling errors, far too many annoying cliches in the first paragraph, focused on next year's general election rather than this year's European election.
4 x leaflets from the Liberal Democrats, two addressed to me, the other two not = 0 spelling errors, but dubious mix of fonts within both leaflets, which duplicated each other a lot, rather than one expanding on the other. The third document was set out in the form of a letter addressed to me - they could have done with printing something on the back. The forth paradies the UKIP/Conservative/Labour leaflets.
1 x leaflet from No2EU = 0 spelling errors, correct use of an apostrophe, content incorrect [I simply don't believe that public services are being privatised within the EU because of EU legislation]
2 x leaflet from UKIP = 0 spelling errors. Elides the difference between the EU and the ECHR in a naughty fashion. [One of my pet peeves - the ECHR was drafted by Brits (and others) shortly after the end of the second world war - the jurisprudence of the ECtHR grew up around what was the EEC and became the EU, but is separate from it]. Clever of them to include a window poster within their leaflet though.

Given the lack of spelling errors [normally a feature of local election leaflets], I suspect this material has been prepared centrally by the parties, rather than by local parties.

None of the material has altered by original plan to vote Liberal Democrat though.
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[personal profile] pne 2014-05-22 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday, Karen!

I voted by post yesterday.
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[personal profile] lovingboth 2014-05-22 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
That's leaving it a bit late.
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[personal profile] pne 2014-05-23 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
I voted in Germany; elections here are on Sunday.
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[personal profile] chris 2014-05-22 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Many happy returns of the day!
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[personal profile] lovingboth 2014-05-22 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm impressed by the lack of visible spelling mistakes.

I genuinely wonder if the LibDems are running a campaign for the by-election here. Both the Conservatives and UKIP have been visibly busy, and Labour and some of the independents have been in the market place, but one generic freepost delivery leaflet for the Euro election has been it from the LibDems.

[identity profile] bethanthepurple.livejournal.com 2014-05-22 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Here is my favourite from this year: