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Poll: Has Nigel Farage lost it?

 

Could this be it for Nigel Farage? After what is being described as a complete disaster for the Ukip leader on LBC this morning, it may seem that way.

Compared to this latest grilling, the media scrutiny Farage has received so far seems more like a walk in the park.

Although it was less of a grilling that Farage received at the hands of James O'Brien, and more of a roasting, or a 20-minute sizzle in a high-power microwave.

It was so bad in fact, that Patrick O'Flynn, Ukip's Director of Communications, called time on the interview early, before reportedly dragging his man from the studio. Yes, we've gone through the looking glass now, and into The Thick of It.

Thanks to the all LBC-ing eye of the station's webcam, you can watch Farage go swelter under the heat as O'Brien bites away at him over a range of issues (below).

On Twitter, Ukip's critics have been celebrating:

 

For others the interview raises questions:

O'Brien's response:

#YouKnowTheDifference is now a thing:

 

Watch the video:

 

 

Now take our poll:

 



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