BBC QT panel savaged as audience member demands MPs to ‘get the job done’ in bitter attack
Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently submitted his proposal to the EU to agreed a Brexit deal in what he termed as his “final offer”. Recently, the Prime Minister has been attacked by the opposition parties over his insistence to deliver Brexit on October 31.
As Fiona Bruce asked the audience for their questions of the matter, the woman in the audience asked Labour MP Sarah Jones, “why do you have to keep going on about what Boris Johnson is like?”
In her passionate speech, the lady added: “All we want is Brexit delivered, we’re running out of time.
“We want you all to work together instead of backstabbing and refusing to vote on this that and the other.
“Get the job done.”
Following the woman’s speech, the crowd applauded as the panel debated what would happen over the next few weeks.
Although Mr Johnson put together a plan which he thought was a “genuine attempt to bridge the chasm” with EU officials.
However, despite Mr Johnson’s assurances, EU leaders have already expressed their doubt over the Prime Minister’s plan.
The plan would keep Northern Ireland in the EU single market for goods but see it leave the customs union with the rest of the UK.
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Referencing the deal and the implications for the island of Ireland, Mr Tusk announced that he was still unmoved but still held some hope that a deal could be done.
He said: “My message to Leo Varadkar: We stand fully behind Ireland.
“My message to PM Boris Johnson: We remain open but still unconvinced.”
Despite those admissions from Mr Tusk, also on the programme, Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi announced that he gained “encouragement” from MPs across the Commons to get a deal done.
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That sentiment was echoed earlier this week when Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, insisted that Mr Johnson’s offer had a strong chance of passing through Parliament.
Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Wednesday night, Mr Gove revealed that the deal “has a very good chance” of getting through despite the scepticism from the opposition parties.
Mr Gove insisted that Mr Johnson had managed to secure the support of the DUP, a number of Tory rebels and Labour MPs who want a deal.
He added: “The DUP are a supporter of it, they didn’t support any of the previous attempts to get a deal.
“A number of Tory MPs that were unhappy with Theresa May’s deal, are now a supporter of it.
“And some broadminded and constructive Labour MPs.”
Under the so-called Hilary Benn bill, Mr Johnson is required to either agreed to a no deal Brexit with Parliament or agree to a new deal with the EU by October 19.
If neither of these requirements are met, the Prime Minister is required to seek an extension to Brexit which would last until January.
So far Mr Johnson has insisted that he will abide by the law set out by the Benn bill.
He has also stated, however, that he will take the UK out of the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.
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