UK 21 April 2010 Ukip leader: "I haven't come here to discuss my manifesto" Sopel to Lord Pearson: "Have you read it?" Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up If you haven't caught it already, this is worth the full three minutes and 59 seconds of your time. The BBC Campaign Show's Jon Sopel attempts to pin down Ukip leader Lord Pearson on the details of his party's manifesto. Not very successfully as it turns out. The interview ends like this: Sopel: Have you read your manifesto? Lord Pearson: Of course. Sopel: Really. Lord Pearson:Yup. Sopel: You don't seem very familiar with it. Lord Pearson: I haven't remembered it all in great detail. I didn't come on to talk about this sort of thing. I guess that's what Ukip means by Sod The Lot. › Web Only: the best of the blogs Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!