Friday 19 January 2018

People are thankful they'll never be interviewed by Andrew Neil after watching him challenge Theresa May

He’s got a reputation for a reason.

By Jessica Pitocchi

Andrew Neil demonstrated why he’s one of TV’s most notorious interviewers after giving Theresa May a thorough grilling in the first of his Andrew Neil Interviews series.

He called her plans “half-baked,” told her to be honest about the reasoning behind the social care cap U-turn and stated: “This must be the first time in modern history that a party’s actually broken a manifesto policy before the election.”

When asked three times by Neil where the extra £8 billion for the NHS will come from, May failed to give a straight answer.

Neil’s tough questions and determination to get them answered has earned him lots of praise from viewers who were not in the least bit envious of where May was sat.

Some commentators shared that they’d prefer to see him taking the UK through Brexit negotiations after that performance.

Neil will turn his attention to Ukip’s Paul Nuttall tomorrow night at 7pm on BBC One.

Press Association

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