With Nigel Farage launching the party?s election immigration platform earlier today, former Conservative party MEP Roger Helmer claimed it was ?the best political press event I?ve ever seen?:
Our UKIP immigration policy launch today in London was quite possibly the best political press event I’ve ever seen.
? Roger Helmer (@RogerHelmerMEP) March 4, 2015
But it didn?t take long for cracks to appear. Last week UKIP?s immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe claimed the party had a net migration cap of 50,000 ? only for Nigel Farage to suggest today that the party was now abandoning such targets.
Perhaps it may have been possible for this to be charitably dismissed as a ?shift in emphasis? ? until Woolfe contradicted his party leader again, telling the Jeremy Vine show that people with life threatening illnesses would not be denied entry to the UK:
?If someone came to our borders and they?re at border control and they announce they?ve got a cancer or a tumour we?re not going to turn them away. What kind of nation would do that?
Not as bad as Nathalie Bennett ? but they?re getting there.