'Nigel Farage clashed angrily with the BBC's Andrew Marr, accusing him of being 'in denial' of a 'sea change' in British politics, for focusing on his previous statements.
It made for uncomfortable viewing as the two men talked across each other, the interviewer refusing to stop asking questions and the politician angrily denouncing the exchange as 'ludicrous'.
Arguing that examining its leader was the 'only way to look at the Brexit Party in the round at the moment', Mr Marr asked: 'Do you still want to replace the NHS with a private insurance system?'
Mr Farage replied: 'I never did, I would like to take the burden off the NHS.'
He added quickly: 'But if you want to go back, this is really very boring isn't it.
'All you want to do is go back to stuff from years ago. Why don't we talk about now in British politics.
'Why don't we talk about the sea-change that is going on out there', said Mr Farage, precipitating a tense several minutes as broadcaster and politician spoke across each other and both refused to back down.
Mr Marr put a string of Mr Farage's previous statements to him, on bringing in health insurance to the NHS; saying that worrying about global warming was the 'stupidest thing in human history'; on relaxing laws on gun control; being uncomfortable hearing foreign languages on the Tube; stopping people with HIV coming into the country; and admiring Vladimir Putin.
Throughout, the Brexit Party leader said: 'Here we are talking about one of the biggest changes that's ever occurred in politics and you're not even interested.
'What's wrong with the BBC?
'I've been going round the country speaking at packed rallies every night and do you know who's not there? The BBC. and from this line of questioning I can see why. You're just not interested are you?
'Let's talk about democracy, let't talk about trust, let's talk about competence in British politics.
'This is ludicrous. This is absolutely ludicrous.
'I've never in my life seen a more ridiculous interview than this.'
Read more: 'You're in denial, the BBC is in denial': Furious Nigel Farage blasts Andrew Marr for asking 'ludicrous' questions about his views on the NHS while ignoring 'sea-change' in British politics since Brexit
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