Published On: Fri, Oct 25th, 2019

BBC Question Time: Audience member attacks Remain MPs for delaying Brexit ‘not stupid’ | UK | News

An audience member took the opportunity to slam MPs on both Leave and Remain sides over a likely delay to Brexit. The lady in the audience said the public “wasn’t stupid” and claimed MPs were delaying Brexit for their own agendas, ultimately failing to deliver what people voted for in 2016.

She said: “I want to know why after three years we voted to leave, we haven’t.

“We’re not stupid people, we know what we want.

“But the Remainers, the Leavers, every MP has a different story and a different answer to what suits them – not what the public want.”

Fiona Bruce moved in and asked the audience member: “So you feel you’re not being listened to?”

The member replied: “We’re definitely not being listened to.”

She then pointed at Caroline Voaden, Liberal Democract MEP for southwest England, and said: “You’re saying you want longer than three days to read this paper – you’ve had three years to sort out what we asked for, which is to leave.”

Ms Voaden shook her head at this as the audience erupted into applause.

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“And, as he stated, he’s now consulting with the EU27.

“So for us, this form doesn’t change anything.”

On Monday, the Prime Minister successfully passed his Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons.

Almost straight after, however, MPs voted to reject his timetable plan.

This led Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission, to recommend EU leaders back an extension to Brexit.

EU leaders have since discussed whether to grant an extension and are set to announce their conclusion today.

Reports suggest Mr Johnson believes the extension will be granted and will offer MPs more time to debate his deal should they back a general election for December 12.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, has already rejected this.

Yesterday, he told the BBC: “Take no-deal off the table and we absolutely support a general election.

“I’ve been calling for an election ever since the last one because this country needs one to deal with all the social injustice issues – but no-deal must be taken off the table.

“The EU will decide whether there is an extension tomorrow and then we can decide.”

BBC Question Time airs live On Thursday nights on BBC One at 10.35pm.

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