‘Charlie speaks for us all!’ Question Time audience member wins praise for Brexit rant at politicians saying he is ‘sick and tired’ of them ‘arguing like kids’ and they should just ‘go away’
A Question Time audience member has won praise for an extraordinary rant at politicians over Brexit – accusing them of ‘arguing like little kids’.
Charlie asked on the flagship BBC show whether he could sue David Cameron for for causing ‘mental distress’ by sparking the debacle.
And asked how he thought the former Prime Minister would be viewed in the future, the Scotsman replied: ‘I don’t care, to tell you the truth.’
When host Fiona Bruce joked that he should ‘tell us what you really think’, Charlie proceeded to oblige with an excoriating verdict on the state of British politics.
‘The whole thing’s a nightmare. I’m just sick and tired,’ he said.
‘You’ve had three years and three months and you’ve done nothing but argue among yourselves like little kids.
Charlie asked on the flagship BBC show whether he could sue David Cameron for for causing ‘mental distress’ by sparking the debacle
When host Fiona Bruce joked that he should ‘tell us what you really think’, Charlie proceeded to oblige with an excoriating verdict on the state of British politics
‘You’ve got no respect for each other and you’ve got no respect for the British people.
‘Just.. oh.. pfft.. go away.’
The intervention sparked rapturous applause on the show, and a wave of support on social media. One user responded: ‘I think Charlie speaks for us all.’
Another said: ‘Charlie is pretty much our spirit animal right now.’
The brutal assessment came after weeks of extraordinary wrangling at Westminster as MPs clashed over the agonising Brexit issue.
There were outlandish protests in the Commons chamber after Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday morning – with some MPs draping themselves across the lap of the Speaker in a symbolic bid to stop the House being suspended.
The passed a law effectively banning No Deal at the end of October, and refused his call to trigger an early general election.
The DUP today dismissed claims it is ready to accept a watered down backstop to get a Brexit deal.
Rumours have been swirling that Boris Johnson is preparing a new version of the ‘insurance policy’ for the Irish border.
Aides have been examining proposals for arrangements that would apply only to Northern Ireland, rather than aligning the whole UK with EU market rules.
However, DUP leader Arlene Foster has moved to quash the speculation, saying the ‘UK must leave as one nation’.
‘We are keen to see a sensible deal but not one that divides the internal market of the UK,’ she said.
The latest manoeuvring came as the PM takes his ‘shadow’ election campaign on the road to Yorkshire – where he will vow to fire up the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ economic project.
Rumours have been swirling that Boris Johnson (pictured in London yesterday) is preparing a new version of the ‘insurance policy’ for the Irish border