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Well, we weren't sure this was legitimate at first because it looked like they spent less than 10 minutes with the photo editing software to create this image.
Images of what looks like a pre-election day leaflet from Labour have been posted on the internet. Rumours suggest that they may be delivered only in the Glasgow area but could just as easily be delivered country wide or limited to targeted constituencies.
A poll, released today, commisioned by STV and conducted by Ipsos MORI has the SNP on a voting intention of 54% and Labour 30 points behind at 20%. Not far behind Labour are the Tories at 17% and the LibDems and Greens at 5% and 2% respectively. Plugging these figures into the prediction website Electoral Calculus produces a result where the SNP would win all 59 Westminster seats in Scotland.
Conservative leader David Cameron seems to be reduced to one desperate campaign tactic in an attempt to rescue his faltering bid for a second term as Prime Minister. In essence the Tory fear story is: you better not vote for Labour as they will be controlled by these Nasty Nats. The problem for the Tory leader is he can't even get this one fear story right.
As if Labour in Scotland didn't have their troubles to seek Miliband is now trying to make an explicit appeal to Tory voters in England. In an interview given to The Observer he states:
A YouGov poll commissioned by The Times puts the SNP on 49% (up 3 points) and Labour on 25% (down 4 points). Translated to seats this would give the SNP 53, Labour 4 and Tories and LibDems on 1 each.