Exceptions are MEPs, Spads and Germans. I came across this interesting message by negating a leaked LibDem briefing note for this June's election. Tim Congdon has a copy. Ask to go on his mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org and I am sure he will send you a copy. Tim's monthly email is a good read if you can plough through the heavy duty but accurate economics.
The Lib Dem document shows what a well organised political machine the Lib Dems are. What comes across is how imprtant postal votes are and how good the LibDems are at getting them in early before the campaign gets up and running. That is how they won at Eastleigh. Another week of campaigning and UKIP would have had its first MP. UKIP had an open goal but because the manger, ashen faced Nobby Farage, had not trained his team well and they could not put the ball into the net when it mattered. Chances like Eastleigh with a criminally convicted Lib Dem exMP don't come along that often.
This Lib Dem campaign briefing is a much needed tutorial for Mr Crowther on how to campaign.
A few choice points:
There are very few LibDem/UKIP wavers which is why I did not include LibDems in my tweet @NortonSubHamdon. Folllow me to get all my tweets.
UKIP voters are evangelical and attacks based on the corruption of their MEPs have little impact.
UKIP voters care much more about Europe and immigration and much less about traditional ie LibLab Con issues. The document having waxed lyrical on wonderful LibDem virtues goes on to say even LibDem supporters are concerned about immigration. The conclusion is clear to anyone with a modicum of common sense planning a UKIP campaign but this eliminates most of the cabal.
Then of course we have the tired old 3 million UK jobs at risk if we leave the EU. Tell that to the unemployed youth of Club Med and France who are invading the UK to get jobs outside the Euro, the EU elites invention and instrument of slavery.
The most evil part of the brief is an exhortation to 'work the postal vote' ie get their votes before the voters have heard the full debate and this from a party that has democracy in its title!
My advice to UKIP supporters is when the LibDems come calling tell them you usually vote Tory but admire the work of the coalition. Keep them talking, offer them coffee (not if you have a picture of NF on your wall) and try to waste their time as much as possiible. On polling day they may come round knocking you up to vote in which case say you have already voted and engage them in as long a connversation as possible. LibDems love the sound of their own voices.