Robert Kilroy-Silk launches the Veritas prospectus. He said some cultures did not deserve respect.
You "liberal fascists" - I quote Kilroy - aren't going to give Veritas a fair hearing, are you? Why don't you just scroll down to the next blog post? Unlike you, Kilroy spent the whole day talking to people on the streets of Derby yesterday. The Today programme recorded him as he was speaking to a refugee from Kosovo. The man said he was going back home this summer. And what did the BBC do? They cut out the bit a few moments later when the man admitted that he was only going back for a holiday, according to Kilroy. But what can you expect from an organisation that sacked him for telling the truth?
EU withdrawal, and an end to asylum and "multiculturalism", are still Robert Kilroy-Silk's chief preoccupations. Like Michael Howard, he made much of Kamel Bourgass's presence in Britain and the amount that had been spent on processing his asylum claims. Mindful, however, of the need to establish clear purple water between Veritas and Ukip, Kilroy has come up with a policy to trump his old party: a flat rate of tax of 22% on earnings of over £12,000 a year.
His deputy, Damian Hockney - his sideburns and chest pelt as luxuriant as ever - explained that the party had been inspired by the low tax rates in eastern Europe.
Asked how he intended to abolish multiculturalism, Kilroy said he would ban forced marriages, female genital mutilation and book-burning: "All cultures are not equal. There are some that are not entitled to respect." Which cultures were less equal? "Those that chop off limbs, those that behead people, those that oppress women," he replied. The daytime TV host is after the female vote. Who would have thought it?
Over at the Foreign Press Association, meanwhile, an equally suave George Galloway was launching Respect's manifesto. "We believe in things that Labour used to believe in and that most Labour people wanted Labour to believe in," he said.
Great. THE LOONIES ARE COMING!! THE LOONIES ARE COMING!! Only Pop music can save us now...