Question Time audience GROANS as Margaret Beckett insists UK NEEDS second referendum

The angry response was noted by Ms Beckett who said: “That’s fine, boo away.” Host Fiona Bruce also commented: “There were so many boos there!” Question Time last night was hosted in Dudley in the West Midlands, which voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU in 2016 – 68 percent voted Leave.

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Ms Becket prefixed her comments with: “I know I’m going to upset a lot of people by the way you applauded something previously.”

She then went on to brand calls for a no deal Brexit “incredibly irresponsible, saying it would leave no money for issues people care about like youth services and police.

She said: “Don’t talk to me about an establishment stitch-up, we’ve been watching that for the last two years.

“I am absolutely passionate now of the view that whatever the House of Commons decides it has to come back for confirmation to the people.”

Question Time audience groaned at the Labour MP‘s comments (Image: )

One audience member accused the Labour MP of “scaremongering” (Image: )

A man in the audience hit back at her comments, accusing her of “scaremongering”.

He said: “I think you’re just been scaremongering there and that’s what a lot of politicians have been doing – scaremongering about a loss of funding.

“At the end of the day Britain has a lot of funding to spend on what they need to spend.

“I’ve always been Labour through and through and over the last year, six months or so Corbyn hasn’t really set his path out fully, he hasn’t put his cards on the table.

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Question Time was hosted in Dudley (Image: )

“First of all he needs to set the table in terms of the anti-Semitism in his party, he needs to sort that question out and then he needs to bring out that Brexit question and say what he really feels and what the Labour Party will actually be doing with Brexit.”

The audience enthusiastically applauded his words.

Ms Beckett argued leaving with a no deal would be giving away “rights” as well as “important negotiating cards”.

She said: “I think the most irresponsible thing I have heard, almost throughout my political life, comes from the people who say ‘let’s just leave and sort it out afterwards’

“‘Let’s give away our most important negotiating cards, let’s give away all our rights and freedoms that we enjoy now.”