Romesh Ranganthan took aim at the Ukip leader after he admitted claims he had lost “close friends” at the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 football fans, in 1989 are false.
The comedian quipped: “Paul Nuttall, leader of Ukip, who is standing in Stoke in the by-election, he has had to withdraw comments from his website.
“He said that he had very close friends who had died in the Hillsborough tragedy, and then it turned out he didn’t. He actually said he meant it was someone I know was at Hillsborough and then we don’t know if that’s true.
Romesh Ranganthan took a swipe at Paul Nuttall and Ukip during a comedy show appearance
He said that now Brexit is happened there is still a point to Ukip, turns out that was a lie
“And now what he said, actually, all I said is I can spell Hillsborough, is what he turns out he meant.
“He’s basically got caught out. It turns out he didn’t have close friends there, it was on his website, that’s where they sourced the information from, and now his website is closed down for scheduled maintenance.
“I don’t know what’s scheduled – the schedule is every time he gets caught out lying, they have to close it down for maintenance.
“He’s done a lot of lies. He said he played up front for Tranmere Rovers, that turns out to be a lie.
“He said he had a history PHD in 2004, that turns out it is a lie.
“He said he lives in Stoke, apparently that is a lie.
“He said that now Brexit has happened there is still a point to Ukip, turns out that was a lie.”
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Mr Nuttall, responding to criticisms having been accused of making false claims about being at Hillsborough, hit back by labelling internet trolls as “scumbags”.
His comments came just days after it was revealed police are investigating claims by the Labour Party that he rented a house to mislead by-election voters about his address – something Mr Nuttall has dismissed as a non-story.
Ukip’s candidate for Stoke said the allegations were part of a dirty tricks campaign by a party that had “run out of ideas”.
He saved his harshest criticism for the “sick individuals” who had begun circulating rumours claiming he had lied about being present during the worst disaster in British sporting history.
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“I was at Hillsborough with my two uncles and my dad and I was in the Leppings Lane end,” he said.
“If I have been accused of lying then they are sick people frankly.
“These are the depths this kind of scum would go to and they are the scum of the earth.”
He added: “It was horrific and it’s something I don’t really talk about but this is the one sure fire thing that is going to make me blow a fuse and If anyone suggests that then they are an absolute scumbag.
“We were in the upper tier at the Leppings Lane end and that is where people were being pulled out.”