Although the Conservatives won the most votes, most seats and increased their national vote share, many Labour supporters remain convinced that Jeremy Corbyn was the real winner of the snap election. On Question Time last night, one such supporter was so angry about the democratic election result that they had to be ejected from the building.
As David Dimbleby chaired a panel from Plymouth – with David Lidington and Gina Miller among the panellists – an irate man in a striped shirt shouted that the Conservatives had ‘lost the election’:
‘Jeremy Corbyn has proven that anti-austerity policies are popular – the Tories and the Blairites lost that election.’
Lidlington attempted to respond but was repeatedly interrupted, leading Dimbleby to issue a warning to the man. However, when Gina Miller – the Remain campaigner – tried to explain that the election result was a hung Parliament and that this must be respected, the audience member became even more irate.
Having had enough, Dimbleby eventually told him to leave:
‘Listen, I think you ought to leave.’
The man then exited the room, as the audience cheered. Still, Mr S suspects it could have been worse. Protesting on a current affairs show seems pretty tame when you compare it to John McDonnell’s plea last week for one million people to take to the streets in a bid to topple May.
Viva la revolución!