Emily Maitlis destroyed UKIP’s deputy leader with words and it’s a very satisfying watch
UKIP’s deputy leader Mike Hookem – no, us neither – was on Newsnight being interviewed by Emily Maitlis and, well, it would probably have been better for all concerned if he hadn’t bothered.
Because the Newsnight presenter destroyed him with words and it’s a very satisfying watch.
Call the police, there’s been a murder. Broadcasting House.
I love how he disowns the policy so quickly.
— Tim Holt (@tmholt) May 14, 2019
‘Nothing to do with me, guv, that’s Gerard’s policy…’
— Damon Evans (@damocrat) May 14, 2019
"But you're deputy leader". "At the moment".
— Jan Bird (@Janspics26) May 15, 2019
Not warming to Peter Kay's latest comedy creation here. Too on the nose.
— Stef McDef (@StefMcDef) May 14, 2019
Voice off stage: "…get us a new barrel of Timothy Taylor's, Mike mate, when your done with @maitliss…" https://t.co/6Q0mYd5Qda
— Nick Wray #FBPE (@nicktweet) May 15, 2019
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) May 14, 2019
But what was he doing on there in the first place?
Why is this incompetent fringe party getting so much time on the BBC? Is it for LOLZ? Do they never learn? https://t.co/bJddG7OVcF
— John Rain CBE (@MrKenShabby) May 15, 2019
He later turned up on Good Morning Britain and it didn’t go much better there either.
'The policy on islam is badly worded. I don't have a problem with Islam whatsoever.'
UKIP Deputy Leader Mike Hookem appears to distance himself from party policy which proposes to screen muslims who have a 'literalist' interpretation of islam when entering the UK. pic.twitter.com/RbvAQ8H00c
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 15, 2019