- It aims to close down debate, and not to win it.
- Its a smear, which is most effective for the person who first reaches for the mud ( normally ).
- See the pictures below - which political party / govt produced these ? The charge is hypocrisy.
- You legitimise this tactic to close down debate in the future and damage democracy as a result.
That's even more their problem today, and its a position they have bought on themselves by unprincipled mud slinging that has been on show from their friends in the media and today by the Conservative party itself.
|Conservatives 2005 campaign poster ( vandalised )|
|Home office campaign|