'But Wales voted for Brexit!' BBC host Fiona Bruce snaps at Welsh MP in Question Time row


BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce reminded Plaid Cymru’s Westminster Leader that “the people of Wales voted to leave the European Union”. Liz Saville-Roberts used Brexit as an example of one of Boris Johnson’s broken promises during a heated debate on the BBC panel programme. Wales voted by 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent to leave the European Union in 2016.

Ms Saville-Roberts said: “One of the important things to mention, among all the promises that the Tory manifesto made, was that we wouldn’t be a penny worse off.

“Under the European structural funds, we got £375m a year, and under the levelling up funds, we get £121m.

“That’s quite a lot of pennies lost.”

Ms Bruce intervened: “But it is worth remembering that the people of Wales voted for Brexit.”

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The Plaid Cymru MP responded: “People voted for Brexit but no-one voted for that difference in the funding which Wales used to get.

“The Brexit premium has yet to reach us here. We certainly aren’t feeling it.

“And going back to the idea that Boris has the odd off-day.

“He has had the Owen Paterson sleaze. he has had the social care and the effect of raising national insurance will have.

“He has the promises on HS2. These are promises he made in the manifesto that he does not keep to.”

During the discussion on Boris Johnson’s grip on power, one audience member bashed Mr Johnson and claimed he “embarrassed himself” during the much-ridiculed speech.

He said: “And leaving the blunders aside, what actually concerns me more is the North of England was mentioned 26 times.

“London was mentioned 13 times.

“Do you want to guess how many times Wales was mentioned?

“It wasn’t mentioned once.

“Last week it was a sleaze and scandal and corruption.

“This week it is embarrassing himself in front of the business world of this country.

“We have had enough, especially here in Wales.” 



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