BBC Question Time: Audience member shocks SNP in brilliant independence point – ‘We voted’

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BBC QUESTION TIME took place in Glasgow last night meaning that a second Scottish independence referendum was one of the hot topics of the show.

Host Fiona Bruce introduced the show and managed to tame many outbursts between the SNP, Labour and the Tories. The main topic of the evening was Scottish independence with Justice Secretary for the SNP Humza Yousaf and Scottish journalist and broadcaster Angela Haggerty on the panel.

Ms Bruce was also joined by Labour Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner, Tory MP Kirstene Hair and businessman Iain Anderson.

Mr Yousaf made it clear throughout the night that he supported a second independence referendum for Scotland.

However, his views were met with controversy across the panel and the audience.

One audience member in particular sparked a fiery clash with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

She made a brilliant point as to why Scotland should remain a part of the UK.

She said: “Humza, you’re saying that this election is a choice for people in Scotland to make their choices clear to Westminster.

“We made our voices clear in 2014 and we want to stay a part [of the UK].”

Mr Yousaf erupted in response to the woman’s comment and shouted across the audience as they applauded the woman’s point.

He said sarcastically: “Ohhh things have changed!

“I’m sorry but things have changed since 2014!

“Don’t think the world is the same as it was since 2014!”

Mr Yousaf then sneered at the woman and shook his head.

It comes as Tory MP Ms Hair also did not agree with the SNP’s policy to have a second independence referendum.

The MP for Angus also made it clear that Boris Johnson is the best option for the country.

She said: “But what I would say in this election is that it is a very clear choice.

“It’s a choice between Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, getting a Brexit deal, focusing on public services and saying no to Nicola Sturgeon’s second independence referendum that she wants to re-run next year.

“The opposite option is Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister with Nicola Sturgeon propping him up.

“Two referendums next year.

“More delay, more dithering, not delivering on that referendum result and the billions that Jeremy Corbyn said he was going to borrow in order to spend across out country would leave us with the highest level of borrowing since the 1960s.

“It’s to vote Conservative that will move this country forward.

“Respect both referendum results and make sure that we focus on the issues that really matter.”

Mr Yousaf is the first BAME Scottish Government minister.

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