The gist of the rather weak argument is that HuffPo thinks UKIP should only have British leafletters, in other words that it should break the law by discriminating on the basis of their nationality against people who are in the UK legally, which is really a rather racist position for what is supposed to be a reputable website to take.
***Hope not Hate's 'Simon Cressy' has just chipped in with a blog post, asking 'whatever happened to British Jobs for British workers, it used to be a UKIP and BNP battlecry', forgetting that it was a Labour battlecry as well, straight from the mouth of Gordon Brown. Cressy (aka Carl Morphett) is also suggesting that UKIP practise racial discrimination, although that's not entirely surprising given his casual racism against an Anglo-Albanian UKIP candidate a couple of days ago. ***
While we're on the subject of leaflets, it is worth mentioning that Hope not Hate had their 'weekend of action' over the May Day bank holiday weekend just gone.
Interesting photographs were tweeted by Hope not Hate, who are pushing their 'votehope' campaign for all it's worth regardless of the net positive effect such leafleting has had in the past for those targeted by it. UKIP thanks them for their efforts in calling the 77% of people in the UK who are concerned about immigration 'racist', and looks forward to another boost in the polls.
Hope not Hate very helpfully posted images on their blog showing how many of their leaflets and newspapers they intend to deliver in each of their target areas - it is reproduced at the bottom of this article. We congratulate them on their ambition, but wonder given the size of their campaign teams whether this will prove possible.
In Brighton, for example. Their plan is for 40,000 leaflets to be delivered, and yet the morning's
|VoteHope Brighton - with 40,000 leaflets to deliver, they'd |
do better to get cracking rather than standing around taking pics!
|HnH's Ruth Smeeth takes the pictures, others do the delivering. |
Will they deliver the 25,000 each, or just chuck them in a skip?
|three of the four HnH activists complaining about something|
different this time.
|Warrington Labour Party reduced to scaremongering as they|
have nothing positive to say ahead of this month's elections
|Whitehaven Labour Party resign themselves to being out of|
touch and so deliver negative propaganda instead.
And so on to Manchester, where the 8 ethnically diverse Labour Party members are planning to deliver almost 250,000 leaflets across the Metropolitan area. Good luck with that then.
|HnH's Manchester team taking pictures rather than delivering |
the 31,000 leaflets each needed to reach HnH's target
Elsewhere in the North West, the much vaunted 'major leafleting exercise' was not spotted by activists carrying our own leaflets in the centre of either Manchester or Liverpool, and UKIP activists had as of today received no reports of HnH leaflets being delivered through doors.
If you see a Hope not Hate campaign team out delivering leaflets, please take a photograph. We don't want it, but it is such a rare sight, it may prove a collector's item one day. Alternatively, you could print off a few of our leaflets available on the blog here and hand them out - perhaps their campaigners don't know the racist, criminal, tax evading company they are unwittingly keeping.