Some people aren't entirely sure why Paul Nuttall was featured on The Andrew Neil Interviews
Many question why Ukip is given a platform alongside the likes of the Labour and Conservative parties.
Tonight marked a somewhat controversial guest on The Andrew Neil Interviews: Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.
He follows Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon in the hotseat, with Tim Farron still to go. However, the fact that Nuttall was featured at all has caused some debate.
Many people didn’t quite understand why he was given the same platform as the likes of May and Corbyn, who lead much bigger parties in comparison to Ukip. Some were confused as to why Nuttall got a spot and the Green party didn’t, considering Ukip currently has no MPs and the Greens have one.
UKIP MPs. 0. Green MPs. 1. Yet, UKIP and Paul Nuttall get a seat on the #AndrewNeilInterviews. Okay then.— Craig Murray (@TheRealMoaner) May 29, 2017
Regardless of whether you agree with his inclusion in the series of interviews, you can be sure that Neil gave Nuttall quite the grilling.
Neil has pulled no punches when interviewing previous party leaders, and tonight he wasn’t giving Nuttall a break with questions like “Isn’t it true that Ukip is becoming increasingly irrelevant?” and “You’re not the man to save Ukip, are you?”
How topsy turvey things have become - Andrew Neill as only tough interviewer we have is a National Treasure #AndrewNeilInterviews— Deborah Mills (@deb9may) May 29, 2017
Andrew Neil Is making Paul Nuttall look even more of an amateur than usual. #AndrewNeilInterviews— James (@Jimbobadoobob) May 29, 2017
Nuttall’s performance under such pressure divided opinion. Many just weren’t buying the things he said – the wide-ranging interview included his controversial opinions on capital punishment and a burqa ban.
Well this is a rather eviscerating interview. #AndrewNeilInterviews— Andy Knight (@chateauxednerfs) May 29, 2017
Rolling my eyes so hard they might get stuck. #AndrewNeilInterviews— Ren (@JayGoo) May 29, 2017
#AndrewNeilInterviews good Lord....I'm in a parallel universe......— Sarah Jane (@Georgiecrumble) May 29, 2017
But there were those who did think he managed to hold his own.
Paul Nuttall has performed quite well in this interview #AndrewNeilInterviews— Lucas Baker (@lucasjaybaker) May 29, 2017
The final instalment of The Andrew Neil Interviews will feature Lib Dem leader Tim Farron this Thursday.