Farewell Lord Pearson, here’s our video tribute…

Left Foot Forward couldn't let 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 election...

Lord Pearson has resigned as UKIP leader, saying he was “not much good” at party politics and that UKIP “deserved a better politician… to lead it”; he said he has “many exciting plans for the future”, spending more time on his “wider interests”, which include “the threat from Islamism and the relationship between good and evil” – and his dogs and family.

Left Foot Forward couldn’t let 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 election:

… dubbed the “worst campaign interview ever” in The Times and The Spectator, with one reader commenting:

“In an era when the likes of Clegg, Cameron and Brown are having to store an inhuman quantity of information, quotations and statistics in their short-term memory in order to appease all manner of potential fates on national TV, Pearson’s Cholmondeley-Warnerism looks really, really bad.

“The argument that the piffling details of UKIP policy fade into insignificance against the brilliance of the grand vision is hard to stand up given the grand vision is total nadgers too.”

There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s UKIP.

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16 Responses to “Farewell Lord Pearson, here’s our video tribute…”

  1. George Sandeman

    RT @leftfootfwd: Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA >> FUNNY

  2. Mark Ferguson

    This is wonderful. He starts digging, then whips out a bigger shovel http://bit.ly/9va2rA

  3. George Sandeman

    RT @leftfootfwd: Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA >> FUNNY

  4. Liz McShane

    He should seriously consider a career in comedy – I am sure he would be a big hit & he would really find his true vocation! This was of the highlights of GE2010 campaign! He could be the ‘Third John’…..

  5. Richard Grubb

    RT @leftfootfwd: Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA

  6. Paul Sandars

    RT @leftfootfwd: Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA

  7. Shamik Das

    In need of a good laugh? Check this out! —> Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA @leftfootfwd

  8. DrKMJ

    Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA via @leftfootfwd

  9. Haneef Khan

    Lord Pearson's out. Here's his best bits… http://bit.ly/c1a5uP #ukip #politics (via @leftfootfwd)

  10. matthew bond

    RT @leftfootfwd: Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA

  11. David Brain

    One of the classic political interviews: http://bit.ly/asKCO5 Bye, bye Lord Pearson.

  12. emma wilcox

    via @leftfootforward Farewell Lord Pearson, here's our video tribute… http://bit.ly/9va2rA < even better that the 2 johns on Rory Bremner!

  13. Mr. Sensible

    Couldn’t disagree with that, Liz.

    Priceless!

    1 of the only party leaders calling for the banks to regulate themselves!

    Worryingly though, both he and now the Con Dem Nation seem to have forgotten Northern Rock when talking about splitting the banks. Northern Rock was a retail bank, and the rest, they say, is history.

    And why would you go on television if you then don’t want to talk about your manifesto?

  14. Liz McShane

    Mr S

    “And why would you go on television if you then don’t want to talk about your manifesto”?

    I would suggest arrogance and a delusional belief in his own abilities & appeal and a god-given right to rule as well as a complete disregard & distaste towards the electorate.

    He obviously never ‘got’ the concept of democracy or modern Britain. Think his brain was addled by too much port and fine wine!

  15. UKIP leadership race hots up | Left Foot Forward

    […] choice of a new leader, following Lord Pearson’s candid announcement two weeks ago that he was “not much good” for the job. The successful candidate is expected to be announced in early November. Nominations […]

  16. Shamik Das

    Ahhhhh, speaking of #UKIP, one thinks back 2 this brrrrrrrrilliant car crash interview with Lord Pearson! http://t.co/XeteoGRy @GoodwinMJ

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