— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 27, 2013
Maybe they don’t want the Tories too damaged on Thursday?
Given the sympathetic coverage that Nigel Farage and the purples have had in the run-up to LE2013 today’s coverage in the Sun about their local candidate selection procedures comes as something of a surprise.
The story is over the backgrounds of some of those chosen by the party to be their candidates on Thursday. The report starts:
“UKIP leader Nigel Farage was last night accused of losing control of his party after it emerged they are fielding a string of controversial candidates in next weekâ€™s council elections.
The row broke a day after Mr Farage admitted UKIP doesnâ€™t have the â€œapparatusâ€ to check all those standing….”
Clearly it’s been a massive challenge increase the number of candidates by so many but I just wonder whether the Sun is also trying to assist, a little bit, the blues.
It is after all a rather sensitive time in the press regulation debate and Ukip doesnâ€™t have any MPs.
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