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Lib Dems Attack UKIP In New Advert

Wednesday 14th May 2014

The Liberal Democrats have launched a scathing attack on UKIP in a new advert entitled 'ask yourself a question'.

A recent poll by Sky News and YouGov found that UKIP are on course for success in next week's European Elections.

The poll, which was carried out last week, showed UKIP on 31%, while Labour had slipped back to its lowest YouGov showing in weeks on 25%. The result also showed the Tories on 23%, Lib Dems 9%

The Liberal Democrats have today released a short video featuring controversial quotes from members of their rival party asking if voters want them to get in following next week's European Elections.

Several UKIP politicians have been criticised for racism in recent years. Godfrey Bloom made a speech arguing that foreign aid should not be sent to "Bongo Bongo Land" and a candidate in the local elections said Lenny Henry should emigrate "to a black country" after the comedian called for more ethnic minority representation on TV.

Last week week UKIP leader Nigel Farage staged a rally parading his party's black and Asian candidates in an attempt to shake off accusations of racism however today Sanya-Jeet Thandi, who has been labelled UKIP's "ethnic minority poster girl", has accused the party of "descending into a form of racist populism".

It comes a week after Labour released their own video attacking the Liberal Democrats. The Party Election Broadcast mocked Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg, referring to him as 'The Uncredible Shrinking Man'.

On last week's Call Clegg the Deputy Prime Minister laughed off the dig.

"They spent money on this?" he asked.

"Particularly from Ed Miliband who's the sort of 'Missing Man' in British politics.

"We've got a European Election campaign and he hasn't breathed a word about the issue we're supposed to be debating, which is whether we are in or out of Europe."

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