Labour's Lucy Powell appeared in one of the most combative interviews in recent months on Sunday morning, clashing with Andrew Neil over deficit reduction.
The MP for Manchester Central joined the 'Sunday Politics' studio via video link and was immediately pulled up over proposed tax raises.
Labour have pledged to reintroduce the 50p top rate of income tax as part of a "three-pronged" approach to reducing the nation's budget deficit.
Lucy Powell refusing to be bullied & interrupted by Andrew Neil. 3 point plan to increase Govt revenue is clear if you let her speak! #bbcsp— Antony Holt (@Hasselschmuck) March 29, 2015
Within a minute of the interview starting Powell was already clashing with the host.
Lucy Powell was so rude to Andrew Neal today. Why are Labour so massively on the defence? Aren't they trying to sell us a magic alternative?— Robert New (@robertnew50) March 29, 2015
Neil insisted analysis of Labour figures could only account for £1 billion of savings despite claims to the contrary.
The Lucy Powell interview this morning put their campaign back. She was like a screaming banshi by the end. Great for #UKIP— Tracie Corbett (@topcatcas) March 29, 2015
When pushed on this point, Powell could only say that it was "more than that" blaming the lack of figures on evaluations yet to be carried out.
Just seen Lucy Powell's awful #BBCSP interview. No idea of size of budget cuts or tax projections. Why so poorly prepared?— Kim Erin Cowley (@kimerincowley) March 29, 2015
Both repeatedly spoke over each other throughout the interview with the Labour MP regularly looking on the verge of losing her cool.
Powell angrily said: "You aren't listening to what I am saying."
With 39 days left until the one of the most unpredictable general elections ever, no doubt we can expect more such interviews in the weeks to come.