This clip sums up everything you need to know about British politics in just two seconds

Lowenna Waters
Friday 05 July 2019 15:30
Picture:(Jono Read / Twitter )

There are no two ways about it. British politics is currently in a very divided, very divisive time. To put it succinctly, it's polarised.

Now, a two-second clip from Question Time has managed to sum this all up perfectly.

Taking to Twitter, social media manager and writer for the New European Jono Read wrote:

This two second clip from Question Time last night probably says it all about British politics right now.

It's clear to see why. In the clip, a group of people are gathered, and they're all reacting in extremely different ways to a panellist on the show defending Nigel Farage and his colleagues turning their backs on the European Parliament.

Speaking on the show, journalist Tom Harwood said:

So, the Lib Dems turn up in bright yellow garish t-shirts, disobeying the dress code of any normal parliament in the world and make their protest that way. 

The Brexit Party turn their backs to an anthem that the United Kingdom actually opted out of in the Lisbon Treaty. 

One of the reasons why the European Constitution was defeated in France, and in the Netherlands, and right across Europe, and it was repackaged as the Lisbon Treaty and forced through in true democratic EU style, is because it included all these attributes and trappings of nationhood. 

A flag, an anthem, a president. It's quite right to turn your back on that. 

At the end of his speech, some audience members in the foreground can be seen enthusiastically clapping, while in the background, two women roll their eyes, and exchange a bemused and confused look with one another.

It goes without saying that other social media users loved the clip.

Others called it the 'new Brexit eye roll'.

Yep! Sums it all up!


HT Jono Read / Twitter

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