Question Time audience member attacks Tories for ‘stripping us of everything’


Anti-austerity campaigner Louise Harrison demolishes Tory Daniel Hannon on the BBC’s Question Time.

We need far more people like this on the BBC’s Question Time. The show’s producers seem to love stuffing their audiences with pro-Conservative Government sentiment and it simply isn’t representative of public feeling.

The vast majority of the UK public hate what the Conservative parasites have been doing – for precisely the reasons outlined by the lady on the April 14 show.

This Writer doesn’t have the video available at the moment, but the article quoted below has all the main points:

David Cameron and his Conservative government has been torn to shreds by an audience member on BBC’s Question Time who claimed: “He has stripped us of everything.”

In a full-throated takedown prompted by the Prime Minister’s link to the Panama Papers, the woman condemned cuts to services implemented since 2010 that has seen people “lose our jobs, our libraries, our swimming baths” while the “rich got richer and richer and richer”.

The outcry, which even presenter David Dimbleby said was a “major attack” on the Conservative Party, underlines why despite the media narrative moving away from Cameron’s tax affairs, there remains residual, deep anger among sections of the public.

In response, Conservative MEP and Brexit campaigner Dan Hannan was given short shrift for arguing leaving the EU could have saved enough money to have stopped the cutbacks, comments which prompted SNP MP Angus Robertson to ask: “Can you feel the anger?”

The BBC’s flagship political show, which was broadcast from Doncaster, was debating the issue is inheritance tax, which has emerged since the Prime Minister published his tax statement on Saturday and it was revealed he had received £200,000 from his mother following his father’s death.

But one woman intervened: “I find that question posed for Doncaster quite ironic. I see women, my friends, like myself, who are going to lose their jobs in two weeks time because the Tories have been stealing our tax. And domestic violence services are closing in two weeks’ time – it’s been here for 40 years. It’s closing because of the Tories.”

She went on the Panama Papers were “almost like the elephant in the room”.

“The question of inheritance tax is a small issue,” the woman continued. “The question of Google, Boots, Starbucks, the question of Tories … I don’t know how you dare talk about Europe being corrupt when we had Cameron saying he would look after the vulnerable in 2010. He has stripped us of everything.”

Hannan responded that the biggest “tax dodge is that eurocrats don’t pay tax at all,” which fellow panellist Owen Smith, a Labour frontbencher, contended was “totally irrelevant”.

The audience member went back on the attack again: “In 2010, we were told a lie. We were told we had to take austerity. We had to lose our jobs, our libraries, our swimming baths. And do you know what happened? Cameron did not look after the vulnerable. The rich got richer and richer and richer.”

Source: Question Time: Audience Tears Into David Cameron After ‘Panama’ Row For ‘Stripping Us Of Everything’

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5 thoughts on “Question Time audience member attacks Tories for ‘stripping us of everything’

  1. John

    It’s NOT the first time something like this has happened, and it won’t be the last. Michelle Dorell? (tax credits), I’m sure there might be more, but can’t remember. I have to say, I was right at the point of switching off tbh (yes, yes, I know the EU thing is supposed to be important, but I’m getting sick of hearing about it, I think mainly due to all the squabbling that seems to be going on), but as soon as she came on and started, the whole programme came alive! Of course, she was/is absolutely right, and I hope QT sees even more of this!
    I know this is a separate subject (and I hope I’m not getting my facts wrong here), but I’ve never been keen on the fact that Dimbleby knows the questions that are going to be asked. Does that also mean that the panel do too Mike?

  2. yarmouthboy

    In the end no amount of spin and lies and dodgy statistics from the Conservatives can stem the tide of public contempt there is for them. Hopefully, when it come to cast their votes, these angry people must use the only opportunity they have for getting rid of the Tories. Way to go yet though. but need to keep the pressure on. Great blog Mike Sivier. About the only continuous source of political happenings.

  3. David

    Didn’t see the programme, but today’s (Sat.) headline in the Daily Express screams: “We want our country back. Well, some of the rail network has been sold to French and German interests having been stolen from us by the Major government. Then there’s privatisation and foreign ownership of parts of the gas, electricity, water, banks and the NHS. Yes, we do want our country back, but none of it has been stolen by the EU.

  4. mrmarcpc

    They’ve been doing it since that bitch Thatcher’s time, selling off everything for a huge profit, lining their own pockets and shafting us every which way, that’s the tory way, that’s the free market and capitalist way, flog everything off that belongs to the people and pocket the cash!

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