This letter was in the Daily Record May 29th. My thanks to William Scott and Malcolm Parkin for confirming.
UKIP gaining 1 seat out of 6 from Scotland in the EU election is actually surprisingly low.
A recent poll showed that 70% of Scots people agree with UKIP's policy on immigration - limit it to 50,000 a year. On other policies we have a lead that is less but not that much less.
No way could any new party have got 70% - there are many people who vote for parties because "our family have always voted ....." and perhaps some distrust of policy promises is justified. Nonetheless something other than honest political debate on policy has clearly been at play.
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Ref - government ownership of broadcasting report http://a-place-to-stand.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/report-reveals-state-media-ownership.html
70% of Scots support UKIP immigration policy http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/referendum-news/seven-out-of-ten-scots-back-ukip-policy-on-immigration.24278719