Question Time audience exasperated by the latest developments with Brexit

PUBLISHED: 08:46 13 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:44 13 September 2019

Question Time audience members in Norwich. Photograph: BBC.

Question Time audience members in Norwich. Photograph: BBC.

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The Question Time audience appeared to speak for much of the nation when they lined up to express exasperation at the latest developments with Brexit.

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In one clip an older audience member said Brexit was a "nightmare" and when asked about David Cameron's legacy said: "I don't care to tell you the truth.

"The whole thing is a nightmare, I'm just sick and tired, you've had three years and three months, done nothing apart from argue among yourselves like little kids. You've no respect for each other, you've no respect for the British people. Just all go away."

Another said it was "staggering" to continue to talk about the "MPs changing their opinions".

"And yet you deny the public to voice their opinion after three years of information."

Another asked: "What kind of country are we living in if we can't respect the impartiality of the judiciary?"

He said: "We had a business minister from the government yesterday saying 'there is a risk people believe the judges are politically motivated'.

"And we've also got newspapers showing biographies of these 'terrible Scottish judges' in the newspaper.

"And then months ago we had one newspaper calling them the 'enemies of the people'."

A younger audience member said: "How are we meant to trust the prime minister when all we've heard since he became prime minister is he's lying or he's cheating?

"We can't trust somebody that has such a high power when that's all we're hearing, these negative things."

And on the Yellowhammer reporter, another said: "I never woke up in the morning feeling deeply oppressed by the EU.

"But we're taking a risk here with Brexit of finding ourselves in position where we've got renewed conflict in Northern Ireland.

"Do we not owe it to the people who lost lives, limbs and loved ones in those troubles to avoid renewal of conflict at all costs? Whether you voted Brexit or Remain I'm sure we can all agree it's not worth it going back there."

Question Time was broadcast from Norwich with Brandon Lewis, John Healey, Jeffrey Donaldson, Catherine Barnard, and Afua Hirsch on the panel.

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