Meet the new berk, same as the old berk

Lord Pearson, UKIP’s leader, has stood down. Although he only became leader in November, Pearson has quit because he’s “not much good at party politics”.

I don’t much care for the man or his policies, but at least Pearson is being honest. To illustrate his point, and also to have a good laugh, here’s his interview with John Sopel during the last election campaign:

I’m not sure which is the most entertaining part of that: the fact that Lord Pearson has not read his manifesto, the fact that he looks so smug about it, that he feels you can only speak to retired police officers in car parks, or that he infers UKIP’s manifesto is “a small document of no significance”.

The front-runner now must be Nigel Farage, assuming he feels he has recovered sufficiently from his election day plane crash to stand for the leadership. He’s not much good either, but seems to think he’s the poodle’s testicles. Still, we will have to wait and see what happens. For now, just enjoy the interview.

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