On the face of it, UKIP's pledge of no more immigration for five years is a vote winner. Immigration is constantly up there as one of the issues people are most concerned about. UKIP say they need a five year moratorium in order to have time to work out an Australian style points system. All I can say is that they must have some very dim policy makers if it takes them five years. In actual fact, this points system is already Tory policy. So guys, come on. If you're serious and want to introduce that policy, come and join the party who might actually be in a position to implement it.
Nigel Farage is at least honest about his own prospects. He says UKIP are not ready for an election, they haven't got the money to fight one properly and haven't got enough candidates. A helpful suggestion. Sit this one out.
They won't, of course, because they are far more interested in damaging the Conservative Party than helping to eject one of the most discredited governments in modern British history. UKIP don't want Britain to sign up to the new EU Constitution. Nor does the Conservative Party. Has it ever ocurred to them that if they didn't fight Tory candidates in marginal seats there might just be the prospect of a Tory government holding a referendum and then vetoing the constitution? No, because they're too blinkered to see the wood from the trees.
UPDATE: You see Farage's speech HERE. On the Democracy Forum Anthony Butcher (who I think was a UKIP leadership contender) says "notice that he repeatedly says "didn't they?", "aren't we?", "don't we?", "isn't it?" "ladies and gentlemen" etc. It gets a bit annoying after a while. Is this nerves? He certainly doesn't sound as slick as he used to." Suits you, sir.