BBC Question Time
An audience member surprised BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce on Thursday evening when they revealed they did vote for Brexit – and said Britain was now facing the dire consequences of leaving the EU.
The panel was discussing the ongoing supply chain issues across the country triggered by a lack of HGV drivers and employees from overseas.
The member of the public said: “I think there’s a bit of an irony now when we’re discussing Brexit because, in my opinion, a lot of people voted Brexit because they didn’t want foreign workers coming over here and taking our jobs.
“And now that’s exactly what we’ve got – we’ve got a lack of foreign workers, which is why we’ve got these shortages.”
Bruce then frowned and said: “Can I just hear from someone who did vote Brexit?”
She added: “The majority here voted for Brexit. We select this audience very carefully to be representative. I’m assuming you didn’t vote for Brexit?”
He replied: “I did, actually.”
Seeming surprised, Bruce then turned away to move the line of questioning on.
BEST #BBCQT CLIP OF ALL TIME!!!
Audience member: The anti-foreigner Brexit has come back to bite us.
Fiona Bruce: Shut up! We only want to hear from Brexiteers.
Audience member: I AM a Brexiteer!
Fiona: Sh**! pic.twitter.com/NuxQLYl65D
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) October 7, 2021
The clip was a hit on Twitter when shared by anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole who dubbed it the “best #BBCQT clip of all time”.
Brexit is believed to be partially responsible for the series of crises the UK has faced in recent weeks.
However, leaving the EU has exacerbated the UK’s problems as it meant a wave of overseas workers left Britain.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has depicted the current supply chain issues as teething problems before Britain can evolve into a “high-wage, high skilled” workforce.
In the meantime, a difficult winter is expected ahead as energy prices rise and supermarket goods increase in price.