WATCH: Brexit Party MEP denies working for Cambridge Analytica, gets caught out immediately
Extremely satisfying to watch...
A video has been widely shared of Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips denying working for Cambridge Analytica, and being very blatantly caught out in the lie.
Channel 4 had obtained an audio clip from 2017 in which she confirms she had been employed by Cambridge Analytica to work for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at some point, but she initially denies it when she was confronted.
In the video, she categorically denies having ever worked for the political consultancy company, saying: "I've never been employed by Cambridge Analytica in my life."
She then gets visibly nervous, and tries for a second to order journalist Ayshah Tull not to pursue this route during the interview.
She then tells Tull that she is not allowed to put the footage online. Tull's reaction is priceless, as she stands in disbelief.
Take a look, and enjoy:
"That's libellous, you can't put this online, my friend.”
Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips denies working for Cambridge Analytica in Kenya, speaking to @Channel4News.
A few days later she admitted working for the firm's parent company. pic.twitter.com/snsK9re6wf
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 16, 2019
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