(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)
There’s been – quite rightly – lots of focus recently on UKIP local election candidates’ vile views on various things from gay marriage to race.
But it should be remembered that the Lib Dems have a longer and just as shameful history in local elections when it comes to racism and homophobia.
In previous local elections, the Lib Dems have not been averse to producing a racist leaflet – depicting an obviously black man, snarling with clenched fists and supposedly threatening elderly residents – if they thought it would win them votes.
And the Lib Dems have also not been averse to using a bit of homophobia if they thought it would win them an election.
Here’s a Lib Dem leaflet from a local election in 2012 in which one of their local candidates was pitted against an openly gay Tory candidate:
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