Brexiteer ejected from Sky News interview after 'shocking' behaviour towards female MP

Louis Staples
Tuesday 18 December 2018 10:45
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The political discourse surrounding Brexit is becoming more toxic with every passing day.

An interview by Sky News has gained attention online after a pro-Brexit interviewee was accused of “patronising”, "shocking" and "rude" behaviour towards a fellow guest.

Pro-Brexit Conservative MP David Davies and Labour’s pro-EU MP Anna Turley faced off in a discussion with Sky News presenter Kay Burley. Davies was frequently questioned by Turley to explain the economic impact on the North East of England that has been predicted by the Treasury working on behalf of the Conservative government. She pressed him on the youth unemployment rate in her region, but also the local automotive industry.

Seemingly unable or unwilling to answer her questions, Davies decided to check his phone and talk over her.

Presenter Burley quickly interjected, saying it was “unacceptable” for him to speak to a guest this way, before shaking his hand and terminating the interview with mutual agreement.

People have reacted strongly to the clip online, condemning Davies’ behaviour.

Though most shockingly, Burley has tweeted anonymous abuse she has received since the interview aired.

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