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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