The BBC’s Politics Live is not normally the place to go for incisive political debate, or even satire. Mostly it’s just a gang of right-wingers sitting around a table saying how great the Tories are and how awful Jeremy Corbyn is.

But that changed when former World Trade Organisation director Pascal Lamy was brought in to debate Brexit with, among others, former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith.

Mr Lamy’s responses made my day. Here’s a quick snapshot:

I believe this edition of Politics Live will remain on the BBC’s iPlayer for a while. Catch it before they edit the segment out!

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