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Question Time audience member slammed Jeremy Corbyn’s reply

Question Time audience member who slammed Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘socialist’ manifesto says Labour leader’s reply ‘made it sound like he had a mental impairment’

  • Housing officer Tom Gray, 25, appeared on BBC One’s Question Time last night
  • Mr Gray said Mr Corbyn’s ‘reckless socialist ideas are genuinely terrifying’ 
  • Labour leader said he ‘can’t understand everything that’s going on in your mind’

An audience member who branded Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘socialist’ manifesto ‘genuinely terrifying’ on Question Time has slammed the Labour leader’s response for ‘making it sound like he had a mental impairment’.  

Housing officer Tom Gray, 25, put his point to Mr Corbyn while appearing on BBC One’s Question Time last night. 

Mr Gray said: ‘To be honest Mr Corbyn, I don’t think it’s businesses who should be scared just, I think it’s everyone.

Housing officer Tom Gray, 25, branded Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘socialist’ manifesto ‘genuinely terrifying’ on Question Time last night

‘Your reckless socialist ideas are genuinely terrifying to me, my family and my friends and I think freedom will completely erode if we let you have the keys to Number 10.

Mr Corbyn replied: ‘The issue of your views on rights and freedoms in our society. I absolutely defend the right of free speech.

 

‘I supported the introduction of the human rights act. I support the convention on human rights.

‘Freedoms and rights in a democracy are very, very important. 

‘I spent my life getting into hot water for defending people because I believe their human rights should not be violated.

Mr Corbyn replied: ‘Well I can’t understand everything that’s going on in your mind that makes you say that. Maybe we can talk about it later’

‘And that’s the kind of government that I intend to lead, that does guarantee democracy.’

Presenter Fiona Bruce responded: ‘So why do you think this man is frightened of you being in power?’

He replied: ‘Well I can’t understand everything that’s going on in your mind that makes you say that. Maybe we can talk about it later.’

Mr Gray, from Rotherham, told The Sun: ‘When he made the remark about it being in my head I felt like he was saying he was making it sound like I had a mental impairment.

‘I’m telling him I’m frightened of what kind of nation we will be become under him and for him to say it’s an issue that it is in my head doesn’t give me reassurance for him to become Prime Minister.’

During the programme, another audience member said he was ‘terrified’ for his daughters’ future after seeing the way Mr Corbyn treated his female Jewish MPs.

Mr Gray, from Rotheram, told The Sun : 'When he made the remark about it being in my head I felt like he was saying he was making it sound like I had a mental impairment'

Mr Gray added: 'I’m telling him I’m frightened of what kind of nation we will be become under him and for him to say it’s an issue that it is in my head doesn’t give me reassurance for him to become Prime Minister.'

Mr Gray, from Rotheram, told The Sun : ‘When he made the remark about it being in my head I felt like he was saying he was making it sound like I had a mental impairment’

Ryan Jacobs said he had watched a video of Labour MP Ruth Smeeth running out of a press conference in tears after being heckled by activist Marc Wadsworth in 2016.

At the event, at which Mr Corbyn launched Baroness Chakrabarti’s much-derided report into the party’s anti-Semitism problem, the leader was later seen chatting to Mr Wadsworth.

Mr Jacobs, 36, from Hull, also took the Labour leader to task over the fact that the then Labour MP Luciana Berger needed a bodyguard at the party’s conference last year.

Ryan Jacobs said he had watched a video of Labour MP Ruth Smeeth running out of a press conference in tears after being heckled by activist Marc Wadsworth in 2016.

Ryan Jacobs said he had watched a video of Labour MP Ruth Smeeth running out of a press conference in tears after being heckled by activist Marc Wadsworth in 2016. 

He said what he had seen on the Ruth Smeeth video meant he could not buy Mr Corbyn’s ‘nice old grandpa’ act.

He told him: ‘I heard you talk about free speech and standing up for human rights. I have two young daughters and what terrifies me as I look at some female Labour MPs and the misogyny that’s happening in the Labour party, driven out of the party. 

‘And I look at a video on YouTube… Ruth Smeeth, a Jewish MP, was heckled out of that press conference and there you are at the end of the press conference chatting happily to that same heckler.

‘I don’t buy this whole “nice old grandpa”, I see that video and that tells me all I need to know.

‘I’m terrified for my daughters because I see what you did in that video. I think it’s disgraceful.’

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