Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
30 May 2017, 20:19
This is the moment Nigel Farage was challenged by an LBC listener to “say something nice about Jeremy Corbyn”.
The outspoke politician was broadcasting his nightly show from a conference in Portugal when the gauntlet was thrown down.
Nigel is not usually shy in expressing his opinion about the Labour leader - or any politician he doesn’t agree with.
But, when he received this message from Paul, he was ready to step up to the plate.
Paul asked: “As you’re meant to be a neutral broadcaster, try saying something nice about Jeremy Corbyn.”
The LBC presenter was quick to reference a tweet he sent to his 800,000 followers last night following the May V Corbyn: Battle For Number 10 interviews.
I may not agree with @jeremycorbyn but he came across as being totally sincere. Paxman didn't score any goals .— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 29, 2017
He said: “I put out on Twitter that whilst I didn’t agree with Jeremy Corbyn’s politics, I thought he came across as a very genuine person.”
Nigel noted that his tweet was shared thousands of times, including by Labour MPs.
“I couldn’t have actually been nicer about Corbyn,” he said.