The BBC’s Andrew Neil earned a lot of fans tonight as he held post-Article 50 interviews with Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.
— Laurie James Laker (@laurielaker) March 29, 2017
Grown up politics with @afneil at peak time- a reminder of when BBC 1 broadcast compelling politics at peak time as a matter of course.
— steve richards (@steverichards14) March 29, 2017
People praised him for his direct style of interviewing on the special show, Britain And The EU: The Brexit Interviews.
Missed the start, but my no doubt unpopular view: Corbyn did well with Andrew Neil, the toughest & best interviewer on TV today
— Alex Deane (@ajcdeane) March 29, 2017
How to spot a good political interviewer – always entertained when watching but would hate to be in the interviewees shoes #AndrewNeil
— Sophie Leigh (@SophieLeigh1991) March 29, 2017
Some were critical of the answers, or perceived lack of, that the PM gave.
Theresa May just answered lots of questions except the ones she was actually being asked by Andrew Neil 🙄 Talk about avoiding the issues!
— Laura Davidson (@lovelylaurajd) March 29, 2017
Whilst watching Andrew Neil it was very clear to see that Theresa May cannot answer ANY question directly.
— gaynor duncan (@gaynorduncan) March 29, 2017
— Lorraine Moore (@MooreSnp) March 29, 2017
While others thought Corbyn actually did quite well.
Just watched Jeremy Corbyn Smash his brexit interview with Andrew Neil. I am optimistic for Labour and talks of consultation on policies.
— Daniel Harris (@arrisdan) March 29, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn actually thinks about Andrew Neil's questions and answers them. Very welcome after vague & evasive Theresa May #brexitwhatnext
— Nick Hider (@class_bore) March 29, 2017
— Iain Houten (@IainHouten) March 29, 2017
Though of course not everyone held the same view – on Neil, May or Corbyn for that matter.
I feel like Andrew Neil has been pretty soft on every interviewee. In particular, Theresa May got away with basically saying nothing.
— Pouneh Ahari (@pounehahari) March 29, 2017
Either Andrew Neil is off his game or Theresa May was remarkably successful in boring him into a stalemate.
— Daniel Sage (@djsage86) March 29, 2017
Andrew Neil routinely makes politicians look silly and ill-informed but Theresa May was pretty comfortable throughout that interview.
— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) March 29, 2017
Andrew Neil has a reputation of being a tough interviewer, but the Prime Minister held her own and delivered a good performance!
— Sebastian Moncrieffe (@SebMoncrieffe) March 29, 2017