20th February 2018
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Letter: End for the Liberal Democrats

Firstly, I’d like to thank all the people who voted for me and propelled us to the best UKIP result in Scotland and a trebling of our vote.

I will be standing again and will use the time between now and the next election to raise our profile further.

It will be an interesting week but no matter what the Lib Dems do it will be bad for their party.

A coalition with the Conservatives will lose them most of their membership and the support of the media.

A pact with the Labour Party and the other loonies will be an affront to democracy and should be punishable by political annihilation.

If they do neither they will be seen as irresponsible in a time of economic crisis. Their membership will also see this as the loss of a golden opportunity for electoral reform.

I think it’s the end for the Lib Dems. I look forward to another massive win for Alastair at the next election.

Robert Smith
UKIP candidate

One comment

  1. Stan Johnson

    No sour grapes there then.

    If Mr Smith’s result in Shetland, with 6.3% of the local vote, was “the best UKIP result in Scotland”, one cannot fail to see the irony of his calling other parties “loonies”. At least the “loonies” managed to attract enough votes to win seats to offer to a coalition. Mr Smith’s party on the other hand, despite fielding 572 candidates in the election, failed to win a single seat.

    Still, as long as no one’s bitter, that’s the main thing.

    Reply

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