If Nigel Farage wanted to leave an impression on the viewing public during the ITV debate on Tuesday night he managed it - all thanks to his passport.
The Ukip leader was forced to defend his views on immigration in the face of a string of hostile questions from audience members and in order to make a point at one stage fumbled around in his pockets before producing his passport and brandished it as a prop.
-- Alain Tolhurst (@Alain_Tolhurst) June 7, 2016
Twitter went into overdrive as Farage declared: "This should be a British passport. It says European Union on it."
As if Farage actually used his passport as a prop. Hahahahahaha
-- DangerousEdward (@Iseabbv) June 7, 2016
Farage waving his passport aboot! ???????? #euref
-- Raffaelo Bonaccorsi (@Raffaelopietro) June 7, 2016
Farage's claim that the re-introduction of a British passport was, however, lost on some Twitter people.
I'm still confused by #farage clutching a UK passport shouting that we need to bring back UK passports.
-- Kevin Brady (@Kevin_J_Brady) June 7, 2016
Has anyone done a gif of Farage saying we need to get back British passports, while holding a British passport yet?
-- Kevin Rawlinson (@KevinJRawlinson) June 7, 2016
But if that confused some viewers it seemed as though the whole debate offered little clarity for most.
Prime Minister David Cameron arguably cut a more composed figured - at one point Farage told a member of the audience to "calm down" - but neither emerged as a clear winner.
"We have heard from David Cameron and Nigel Farage..."
And now we're twice as confused and disgusted as we were before!#itvreferendum
-- Angry Salmond (@AngrySalmond) June 7, 2016
My verdict: No knock out blow tonight from either Farage or Cameron, but think definitely an advantage that PM went second. #ITVEURef
-- Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) June 7, 2016
Not sure we learned much there. Other than that Cameron is a much better politician than Farage - and we knew that already #ITVEURef
-- Nick Tyrone (@NicholasTyrone) June 7, 2016
Farage did well considering the tougher questions: 7/10
Cameron put in a good performance but had easier ride: 7/10
-- Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) June 7, 2016
Farage's tetchy exchange with the audience member did draw a number of comments.
Farage says "calm down" to most calmly spoken woman in the world. #ITVEURef
-- Tony Broderick (@brod) June 7, 2016
Farage now being rude to audience. #ITVEUREF bizarre
-- Brandon Lewis MP (@BrandonLewis) June 7, 2016
When Nigel Farage asks a perfectly calm woman to calm down. ? #ITVEURef
-- Lia (@missconfig) June 7, 2016
And he confused a few people when he was questioned about what a Brexit would mean for the pharmaceuticals industry in Britain.
Farage just rubbished pharmaceuticals because he said they were damaging 'alternative medicines'. What?! #ITVEURef
-- James Bloodworth (@J_Bloodworth) June 7, 2016
Nigel Farage apparently unbothered about potential damage to the pharmaceutical industry from Brexit because he prefers alternative medicine
-- Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 7, 2016
Farage's slot was more tense than Cameron's with audience members speaking over him and at one point Farage was left to say: "You're not listening are you?"
Some Twitter users were angry the Ukip leader was not given his chance to fully have his say.
It would be nice if the audience allowed Nigel Farage to get to the end of a sentence occasionally before interrupting his answers #ITVEURef
-- Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 7, 2016
Why was Farage constantly interrupted and challenged incl by Julie, and Cameron is allowed to overtalk objections #ITVEURef
-- Duncan Jenkins (@DunkieJ) June 7, 2016
Oh so Cameron is allowed to speak and finish his answer but Farage wasn't?! Seems fair.. ?? #ITVEURef
-- Mel Deacon (@Mel_Deacon) June 7, 2016
-- Dean Cockett (@DeanCockett) June 7, 2016
We hope it helped you decide which way to vote!