"Some SNP folk were out leafleting. The conversation as I recall it started normally – they asked me if I was intending to vote, and I said yes, for Labour, they've got a number of policies I like, their local man has been good for the area and I wasn't keen for further austerity cuts. 'There was then a disagreement over whether or not the SNP is anti-austerity, which I know is a bit comedic, really. I said, 'But they're not. The IFS says their manifesto is pushing for a longer period of austerity than even the Tories, and SNP MPs abstained over the Tories' continued austerity plans.' 'There were three of them. One called me 'a f***** sheep' and pushed me. I told them to clear off, then another pushed me against a wall, called me a 'negative English ****' and I got a couple of punches to the face. There was a fair bit of blood. I'm fine, really, and have told the police, but I'm disturbed by how easily things come to blows now."
|SNP Brownshirt Thug bullying Jim Murphy|