Of course all four ads are a poke at Clegg with a sharp stick, repeating the 'facts' for which Farage came under scorn during the head-to-heads; 26m Romanians (though it doesn't say so), 75% of laws (Reding's figure, which I heard her quote, and unsurprisingly a tad high) and a building worker who appears to have nicked a hi-vis vest and hard hat from his previous employer. And not a black face in sight.
|" ..We're on our way to Calais, on our way to Calais, la la la ..."|
With the election exactly a month away, few Brits will be able to distinguish a Romanian voice from a Lithuanian, Latvian or Ukrainian one; all east Europeans tend to be classed as 'Polish' anyway. However, most people can distinguish Roma gypsies and their, erm, ambivalent attitude to property ownership rights and it's the Roma and their activities that will turn the tide - but not before May. The MSM and LibLabCon are in an invidious position; they can hardly defend uncontrolled immigration, and defending a political oligarchy and the pillage of the corporates won't get them votes. Their only option is to do what Clegg tried to do - attack UKIP. And being British, champions of the bullied and enemy of bullies everywhere, the more they combine to attack Farage the more popular support he'll get.
So all in all job done I think.