Revealed: dirty tricks by the Mail on Sunday against UKIP MP Mark Reckless

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Mail on Sunday!)

The UKIP candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Rochester and Strood – Tory defector Mark Reckless – has complained about negative phone calls about him being made to voters in the constituency from a polling company.

Reckless presumed it was the Tories who had commissioned the polls as part of a dirty tricks campaign against him.

Well, actually, it wasn’t the Tories. It was the Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper commissioned polling company Survation to phone up Rochester voters and ask their opinion about statements like these:

“A vote for UKIP could allow Ed Miliband to become Prime Minister.”

“Mark Reckless admitted that on one occasion in the House of Commons he was too drunk to vote on the budget.”

“This episode proves that Mark Reckless is unfit to be an MP.”

“Mark Reckless is a traitor”

You can see the full questions for the Survation poll…

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