Monday, April 23, 2007

Lib Dems Economical, But Only With The Actualité

My parents have received a letter from the Lib Dem candidate for Edinburgh Central, Siobhan Mathers. Nothing unusual about that during an election, except for the fact that there was no obvious Lib Dem branding, and for way she chooses to begin her letter:

Dear XXXX,

As Secretary of the Scottish Green Liberal Democrats....

Now, a quick Google has revealed that the Scottish Green Liberal Democrats do exist, but as an affiliated organisation of the Lib Dems. However, does anyone else think that using the name of another party in this way at election time is just, well, a little naughty? I mean, it would be like me choosing to describe myself as a Scottish Labour National Party candidate off the back of a membership of the SNP's trade union affiliate.

Frankly, I think I preferred them when they confined themselves to dodgy bar graphs and the usual 'can't win here' porkies about the other parties.

4 comments:

Richard Havers said...

Just one more reason why the Green party are getting squeezed.

Richard Thomson said...

I can't think of much that the Greens have done for them to deserve to come back, with the possible exception of Patrick Harvie. It remains to be seen how well they do now that they can't campaign on the slogan for people to give their 'second' vote to the Greens.

Caron said...

Like you say, SGLD does exist,so what was the problem with Siobhan's letter?

Richard Thomson said...

As I said, I felt it was a bit naughty, that's all.