Caroline Lucas BOOED Live On Question Time After Offering “Chance To Stay In EU”
Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas was booed and jeered last night on the BBC’s Question Time after suggesting that the UK should have a second EU referendum.
Attempting to answer a question from the audience about whether or not remaining in the Customs Union would still qualify as Brexit or not, Lucas insisted that she was offering an alternative to the “nightmare” of Brexit.
However, her call for a “people’s vote” was met with anger and frustration from the audience in Bury, St Edmunds.
She responded: “I don’t know why you are booing democracy.
“What we are giving you is another chance to have another say on the deal.
“If you like the deal then by all means stay in.
“But if you don’t like the deal then it should still be an opportunity to remain inside the EU.
“Simon said we should have courage for this adventure.
“It’s all very well having courage for an adventure if we are having the lifestyles some of us do, but if you are losing your jobs, if you are seeing industries leaving your area then that’s not an adventure that’s a nightmare.”
However, Conservative MP Matt Hancock hit back – to rapturous applause – saying: “There could be nothing worse for this country than going through that referendum debate again.”
“People voted to leave and we’re going to leave.”