I tend to agree with Ewen Aitken (CEO of Cyrenians Scotland), writing in the Edinburgh Evening News last week:
"I am annoyed at the state of our political process these days – fake videos to portray opponents falsely; fake Twitter accounts claiming to be fact checkers but in reality purveyors of more lies; numbers and statistics simply made up and flung as political hand grenades, not to contribute to public debate, but to denigrate opponents in the eyes of the voters; claims made about opponents’ opinions, which have not one grain of truth but are seen as acceptable weapons of political engagement; bigotry rife at the heart of many of the political parties.
... the impact of the actions of so many of our political leaders is so great. Their decisions walk on the graves of those who gave so much so we all can, at the ballot box at least, be equal citizens, whatever our circumstances.
This election is not just about who wins, it’s about what we all lose if in winning the very nature of our democratic process is destroyed."