UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless

Appearing on last night's Campaign Show on News 24, Lord Pearson said that he hadn't "come here to deal with the minutiae" - ie. to talk about his manifesto.

Following the revelation at the weekend that the Electoral Commission was to investigate UKIP leader Lord Pearson over an £80,000 proxy donation via a shady front organisation, it emerged last night that he was clueless about his own party’s manifesto, even implying that it was a small document of no significance. Appearing on last night’s Campaign Show on News 24, he said that he hadn’t “come here to deal with the minutiae” – ie. to talk about his manifesto.

When asked straight out if he had actually read the manifesto, he insisted he had, yet when pressed said:

“Well I haven’t remembered it all in, in detail. I didn’t come on to talk about this sort of nonense.

Watch it:

As well as the questions of probity and competence, UKIP face further accusations that they are nothing more than BNP Lite. On April 9th, Left Foot Forward reported how the UKIP leadership were standing by their PPC for Ilford South Paul Wiffen, who had made racist remarks on a website.

He wrote:

“You Left-wing scum are all the same, wanting to hand our birthright to Romanian gypsies who beat their wives and children into begging and stealing money they can gamble with, Muslim nutters who want to kill us and put us all under medieval Sharia law…”

The Straight Choice website has more examples of the extreme views of UKIP candidates. David Duxbury, candidate for South Ribble, has produced a leaflet with the BNP-esque sign “get lost we’re full” draped across the White Cliffs of Dover, while there are plenty of other examples of UKIP candidates distributing leaflets with the words “say no to mass immigration” plastered across them – written in huge type – and not much else.

20 Responses to “UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless”

  1. Nicholas Darlington

    RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  2. EskieM

    RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  3. Andy Sutherland

    RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  4. Malcolm Evison

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  5. Steven Nash

    RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  6. Liz McShane

    Absolutely hilarious he should be given top billing at a comedy club!! In the words of a work colleague ” ukip are a bunch of old farts having a rant in a gentleman’s club”. Although i would take issue with the description of them as gentlemen!

  7. Paul Evans

    UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless http://bit.ly/cbhygI

  8. Mr. Sensible

    UKIP have showed themselves as anti EU and nothing else.

    I can’t believe that they are saying the banks should be deregulated…

    Then in the next breath saying they should be broken up!

    What a mess!

  9. RupertRead

    RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  10. Hortense Moongoblin

    RT @GreenRupertRead: RT @leftfootfwd: UKIP: Obsessed by immigration, under investigation & clueless: http://bit.ly/cnvonJ

  11. Pickled Politics » Clueless and lame UKIP leader on video

    […] lame UKIP leader on video by Sunny on 21st April, 2010 at 10:19 am     This clip, via Left Foot Forward, is […]

  12. Rupert Read

    Great link on UKIP and the ash crisis: http://www.webcitation.org/5p8yAUmDF

  13. Robert Colvile

    Worst party leader interview ever @leftfootfwd? Probably http://bit.ly/9lrXIY

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    […] And the prize for the worst campaign interview goes to UKIP leader, Lord Pearson (clip via Left Foot Forward): […]

  15. Alex Wilcock

    I can’t agree with you that that was the worst Leader’s interview ever given… After all, it was only a few minutes long. As I wrote yesterday, Lord Pearson’s 20-minute Election Call yesterday was even more of a trainwreck: http://loveandliberty.blogspot.com/2010/04/three-politicians-who-simply-arent-up.html

  16. paul clements

    Ben Brogan's intervention is priceless. RT @rcolvile: Worst party leader interview ever @leftfootfwd? Probably http://bit.ly/9lrXIY

  17. Steve Cirillo

    My goodness, did you see the UKIP leader's mini-BBC interview? How laughably sad. http://bit.ly/9lrXIY #ge2010

  18. Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute... | Left Foot Forward

    […] this historic occasion pass without our own tribute, so here it is, a reprise of Pearson’s priceless performance on the Campaign Show during the general […]

  19. Shamik Das

    Here's that car crash Lord Pearson interview in full: http://t.co/mD6DWyzd – incl. a priceless line frm @BenedictBrogan! #BBCdp

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