QUESTION TIME: Extraordinary Audience Spat Over Brexit
Question Time this week saw an extraordinary spat between members of the audience as the governments Brexit strategy falls apart before our very eyes.
The spark was a woman who kicked off the confrontation by saying:
“The way it’s been handled, the way the Conservatives are going about it is shambolic and we all just need to get all yourselves together and get the job done.”
A woman on the front row mused:
“What comes out of the House of Commons goes up to the House of Lords and where does that end up being next?
“Being thrown back to the House of Commons because the House of Lords said ‘no thank you.’”
Finally, a man cut in:
“We’re the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: we voted to leave so it’s pull up our anchor up and sail away, ok?
“Then we’ll be able to sort.”
Shami Chakrabarti chipped in “Sail away where”? Ms Chakrabarti was however later slapped down by Conservative Education Minister Damien Hinds who told her that reaching “firm agreement” on Brexit was “not the firmest ground” for Labour.