A BBC Question Time guest has been praised on social media after tearing into the Tory party yesterday.
Claire Stewart-Hall, who was in the audience for the show on last night from Bristol, hit out at Conservative MP Andrew Murrison.
She hit out at Tory austerity and for ‘cutting local services to the bone’.
“I’m staggered to be honest at the gap between the audience and the panel, and the notion that you think you’re succeeding on green energy, or that people support human beings washing up on our shores or being deported to Rwanda. I’m absolutely staggered,” Stewart-Hall said.
“The way we talk about serious youth violence is not to talk about crime, it’s to talk about the trauma that they’ve actually experienced in the last two years.”
You have cut funding, you’ve cut budgets in schools, we can’t recruit teachers, we can’t recruit teaching assistants. You’ve cut social workers, you have cut local services to the bone and then you’re worried about antisocial behaviour. There are no youth services.”
Then she said: “There is such a massive gap between what you’re saying and people’s experience. Why can’t people buy a house? Look at their wages – they’re a teacher, they have been through university, paid over £30,000, if not more, to go to university.
“Use rent control. Want to have more houses? Build more houses because you can find the money to build HS2 and drill through forests.”
Stewart-Hall wasn’t finished there: “This is what we’re talking about – these are ideological choices. You’ve done nothing for green energy in 13 years, nothing! Absolutely nothing! So, I think when we’re talking about young people and supporting them… what has been put in place for young people? That tutoring programme, a tutoring programme. That’s it. It’s woeful, it’s woeful.”
Sir Micheal Take wrote: “#bbcqt tonight is just horrid. This Marxist in green violently attacks & insults gentle Conservative MP Andrew Murrison much to the disgust of the audience. He is so kind So tolerant Lovable in fact. These sorts of leftist tirades on BBC are unacceptable.”
It’s a parody account by the way…
There was also a priest in the audience who has some words to say about the way the government is treating refugees.
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