This clip of a Leaver turned Remainer is going viral
A Question Time episode featuring Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rod Liddle wouldn’t normally offer a glimmer of hope for Remainers, but there was one moment that did.
It was the moment that an audience member told the panel – which included outspoken Leaver Rees-Mogg – that she no longer backed Leave and supported a People’s Vote.
She passionately explained to the crowd in Bishop Auckland in County Durham that the promises made by the government were ones that they cannot keep, and said it was “misleading” claims and lies that won their campaign.
The audience member said: “They keep calling it the will of the people, we voted that’s it – like there’s your cake, you’ve got to eat it.
“Well it’s not exactly is it? A lot of people have said I voted leave but I would change my mind, because people have been lied to they’ve been mislead.
“They’ve been told ‘oh we’re going to get millions for the NHS, we’re going to stop migrants. We’re going to do this, we’re going to do that’.
“None of that is going to happen. None of the promises that were made are going to actually happen.
Much to Rod Liddle’s surprise she then revealed: “I voted leave but I’ve changed my mind.”
Her intervention was applauded by the audience in County Durham - a constituency that voted 57.5% to Leave in 2016.
When asked by the panel why she voted Leave in the first place she said she was an undecided voter but she had been persuaded by “sob stories”.
“I was back and forth. The only thing that led me to vote leave that day was because of some sob story I read about a man with a boat, who can’t fish because the EU ruins his fishing rights,” she said. “I want a second referendum because I voted leave and it’s not a ‘oops, look what I done’ – it’s a ‘oops, someone lied to me’.”
She added that she believed a People’s Vote would lead to the country remaining in the EU.
“I think if you get your second referendum there’s a huge possibility they’ll be staying.”
At the time of writing the video – shared on the BBC programme’s Twitter account – had been viewed almost 200,000 times.