Andrew Marr murdered Nigel Farage with words – 11 favourite responses that say it all
Having been backed into a corner by a member of the Question Time audience on Thursday, Brexit Party leader, Nigel Farage, encountered a line of questioning with which he was very unhappy on Andrew Marr’s political show on Sunday morning.
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) May 12, 2019
This is how people reacted to the unusual spectacle of seeing Farage held to account in an interview.
Nigel Farage goes into meltdown when asked about his climate change denial, admiration for Putin and desire to privatise the NHS. It is the duty of every journalist across the country to hold his backwards views and disgraceful record to account. #Marr https://t.co/KH09815Lq0
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) May 12, 2019
Farage: “Stop talking about the things I actually said in the past to get something impossible and stoke hatred. Talk about the different things I promise now to get something impossible and stoke hatred” #marr
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 12, 2019
I’ve always said, when @nigel_farage is properly held to account, he crumbles.
He’s absolutely useless when he’s questioned. #Marr
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) May 12, 2019
Amazing how quickly these fringe right wing lunatics fall apart on national television when confronted with their own ridiculous words pic.twitter.com/ITlFntT5u9
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 12, 2019
#Marr "Welcome to the show, about these things you said.."#Farage "This is a disgrace. the bbc, I never said that, yes I said that, typical bbc, why aren't you talking about something else, yes no yes I said I like Putin but not like that" *crashes interview and runs away* pic.twitter.com/jov6F7mlWL
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) May 12, 2019
How dare you ask me… questions? https://t.co/nszeqJaA8A
— Ragnar Weilandt (@RagnarWeilandt) May 12, 2019
Not only does the Brexit party have no manifesto, its leader is outraged when you ask him about his politics. https://t.co/Wp7XcQUQth
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) May 12, 2019
How dare you ask me about things I’ve said in the past & the views I hold says man who wants to take back control of British politics. Mmmm https://t.co/uVvHACHHFb
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) May 12, 2019
This isn’t accidental. This isn’t F****e momentarily losing it. With Euro election polling as it is he feels he has a mandate to behave like this & accuse the BBC of undermining him. The irony, of course, is that by constantly platforming him, it was the BBC that fed this monster https://t.co/TVxHY4ucgJ
— Pete Paphides (@petepaphides) May 12, 2019
Every so often #Farage's mask slips and what's underneath is not pretty. Full marks to @AndrewMarr9 for persevering with polite and entirely reasonable questions for the leader of a political party. Farage doesn't answer, just plays the bully. https://t.co/T39ZFxded2
— Matthew Scott (@Barristerblog) May 12, 2019
Some saw the outburst as a devious tactic.
As soon as there’s a question he doesn’t like, he attacks the BBC thus avoiding having to answer. He’s devious, dangerous and dishonest but he ain’t daft. https://t.co/uEx2Hic7rC
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 12, 2019
It *was* full of difficult questions. But BBC is being gamed & can’t even see it. Zero understanding of how it’s being used. This interview has already been clipped & edited. It is already out there on social media. Farage as he wants to be seen: bold, angry, attacking ‘elites’ pic.twitter.com/rM6Jx3qti3
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) May 12, 2019
Trump fan Piers Morgan thought a tantrum peppered with fake news made the interview one-nil to Farage.
Nigel Farage looking & sounding like a leader on #Marr. Love him or loathe him, at least he believes in what he says & argues it with passion. His popularity comes from his authenticity & his new surge is happening because democracy is being denied to those who voted for Brexit.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 12, 2019
Alistair Campbell disagreed with his assessment.
Authentically anti-NHS. Authentically for the rich who fund him. Authentically exploitative of hatred. Authentically pro-glib slogans without real policy solutions (no wonder you’re as far up his backside as you are up Trump’s!) Authentically falls apart when properly challenge https://t.co/Uiushc1UgP
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 12, 2019
LBC presenter and author, James O’Brien simply had this conclusion.
Better late than never, I suppose. #Marr
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) May 12, 2019