UKIP made a direct overture to below the line internet commenters with a manifesto aimed at winning the votes of Guido readers today. The party pledged a series of reforms based on campaigns run by this blog over the last five years, including ending the booze subsidy for Commons bars and cutting the cost of SpAds:
UKIP even went as far as proposing referenda on the most popular internet petitions: a Clarkson Bill.
Yet there were still many policies which Guido readers will oppose, including Labour-lite proposals on tax avoiders, the NHS, welfare, zero hours contracts and the bedroom ‘tax’ from the Red UKIP wing of the party.
UKIP are lefty when they talk to Labour voters, and sound in the south…