The debate heated up as Neil quizzed the Lib Dem leader about his plans to hold another Brexit vote after negotiations with the European Union, if he is elected on June 8.
Speaking on The Andrew Neil Interviews, Mr Farron was put on the spot over previous remarks in which he has described himself as a eurosceptic.
The BBC host fired into him over the comments after the Lib Dems promised the UK another Brexit vote, despite the British people voting to leave the bloc last year.
He said: “You also describe yourself, and I think you kind of want it both ways here. As a bit of a eurosceptic.
Tim Farron continued to argued that he was a eurosceptic during an interview with Andrew Neil
“Can you think of any other eurosceptics who would launch their manifesto standing on an EU flag?”
The Liberal Democrat leader attempted to defend his comments in which he branded himself a eurosceptic.
He replied: “When you talk about how you stand against or alongside those institutions, a local council, the government, an assembly, or indeed Europe.
“You should be, as a liberal, always prepared to be critical of those who hold power.”
You also describe yourself, and I think you kind of want it both ways here. As a bit of a eurosceptic
The BBC presenter refused to accept Mr Farron’s argument as he said: “That is not what euroscepticism means.”
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Neil added: “You are no eurosceptic Mr Farron, are you?
“It’s not honest to say that to the British people.”
Mr Farron continued to argue that he was a eurosceptic despite the blast from the host.
“I am passionate about the European ideal, I am often critical of things the commission does,” he added.
“Just as I am critical of things the British Government does.”
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Neil then turned on the Liberal Democrat leader for describing himself as a ‘Remoaner’ on some leaflets handed to the British people in the election campaign.
He said: “You also describe yourself on some of your leaflets as Remoaner of the year.
“So you are a eurosceptic Remoaner, how does that work out?”
Mr Farron claimed that he had adopted insults and said he was sure Neil had done it from “time to time”.
The host rejected his point and finished with one final dig at the Liberal Democrat politician.
“You just try to have it both ways don’t you,” he raged.