Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2019

BBC Question Time: Brexiteer ‘nearly walks off’ after ‘worst’ political debate in memory | UK | News


The LBC host frequently clashed with Question Time chair Fiona Bruce in a fractious debate dominated by Brexit. Mr Dale tweeted: “My brain is buzzing after being part of what must have been for the viewer one of the worst examples of political ‘debate’ on a TV show in living memory. I genuinely considered walking out at one stage.”

The row erupted when an audience member questioned the integrity of the Leave campaign.

Mr Dale continually tried to interrupt the audience member before being stopped by Ms Bruce.

The LBC presenter kept interjecting the audience member with “Did you know…”

As Ms Bruce tried to ask another question she was once more interrupted by Mr Dale.

She fired back at him: “Iain, Iain, this is not your show!”

Mr Dale then stopped and Ms Bruce received applause from the agitated audience members.

Towards the end, Mr Dale voiced his anger over not being allowed to answer the final question on political compromising.

Ms Bruce attempted to end the show by telling the panel: “Do you know what, we’re out of time.”

The political commentator again argued with her claiming he wanted to answer the question.

Ms Bruce slapped him down by retorting: ”’No, no we did hear from you Iain.”

Mr Dale replied: “Not at all. I had one intervention and I haven’t had a chance to answer this question.”

The host gave Mr Dale an extra 10 seconds to answer the question before ending the show.

Last night’s show returned in London for the first time following the parliamentary summer recess.

The panel also included Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice, Conservative MP and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, SNP’s Ian Blackford, Labour’s Emily Thornberry and the Lib Dem’s Layla Moran.

The panel discussed the recent monumental Parliamentary business which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s early election motion defeated.

There were multiple debates from panel members over the opposition voting for Mr Johnson’s proposal of a General Election if he were to table it again.

There were also talks over Mr Johnson’s next steps if his no deal plan is thwarted and he must ask the EU for a Brexit extension.

Ms Moran wondered whether Mr Johnson would be “the least successful Prime Minister in history”.



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