Deputy Leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, was on Question Time last night. And he smashed it. Whether it was on getting young British people back to work, speaking out against the UK acting as policemen of the world or pressing for Greece to leave the Euro, he demonstrated why UKIP is the real up and coming alternative in the UK.
It was vitally important for UKIP to get a new, credible face on Question Time. Nigel Farage has been to many people, the sole embodiment of UKIP. Having Nuttall as the ying to Farage's yang is key. The fact is that UKIP differentiates itself from the likes of the Green Party by being a national alternative that has support, MEPs and Councillors from the North of England right down to the South West. This diversity is represented in the physical make-up of the Party. Diversity, I must add, brought about by meritocracy and not quotas. The Party doesn't do token scousers.
I must say that my mind was truly blown when I saw Jane Merrick, Political Editor of the Independent on Sunday, tweeting that she couldn't believe someone could be a scouser and a leading UKIP light. Maybe such lazy media assumptions will slowly die out the more that the Farage/Nuttall tag team does a number on the establishment. Last night put down a marker. Long may it continue.