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Ban those on benefits from driving: a new contender for ‘strangest Ukip leaflet ever’

Move over intemperate letter about a gym, there’s a new contender in town for the crown of ‘strangest Ukip leaflet ever’.

It’s from Charnwood and charmingly suggests that people on benefits should be banned from driving so as to free up more road space for everyone else:

Ukip leaflet on drivers on benefits
(Photo via The Independent.)

Of course the minor matter of child benefit means that this policy would ban pretty much every parent from driving…

Apparently, says the Ukip leaflet, this is ‘common sense’. Or more accurately, it’s another example of the inverse relationship between the stridency with which people demand common sense solutions and the level of common sense in their preferred solutions.

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