Paul Nuttall kept calling Leanne Wood “Natalie” in the leaders’ debate

Because the two names sound so similar, right?

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn may have skipped last night’s ITV Leaders’ debate, but fortunately Natalie stood in place for both of them. You know, Natalie? No? If it doesn’t ring a bell then ask UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who referred to Plaid Cymru head Leanne Wood by the name. Twice.

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Firstly, when talking to the Welsh politician about Brexit and the economy, Nuttall said: “Natalie, we have a huge trading deficit…” To which Leanne replied: “I’m not Natalie, I’m Leanne”.

And viewers couldn’t believe it…


But hey, it’s an easy mistake to make for the completely-and-totally-don’t-say-otherwise prepared Nuttall. He might have been getting Wood mixed up with former Green Leader Natalie Bennett, who joined in the debate on Twitter.

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Nuttall 0, Natalie 1.