PUBLISHED: 03:46, Fri, Nov 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:54, Fri, Nov 1, 2019
The Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon came under fire after an audience member asked the panel if they thought a general election would end the Brexit crisis. Host Fiona Bruce highlighted the Liberal Democrats push for a general election in the hopes of revoking article 50 to stop the UK’s departure from the EU. Before Ms Moran had a chance to respond, an audience member could be heard booing.
Ms Bruce chuckled and told them: “That’s a solitary and a rather pathetic boo if I may say.”
Ms Moran ignored the heckler and said: “The cleaner way to have done this would have been to put a Brexit deal into a referendum back to the people and asked them if that's what they wanted”
Her comments were met with a mixture of emotions from the audience in Birmingham as some applauded and others booed.
Ms Bruce reminded the MP the question was about ending the Brexit crisis through an election.
BBC QT: Layla Moran's Brexit plan was laughed at my the audience (Image: BBC)
BBC QT: The panel were discussing if a General Election could end the Brexit Crisis (Image: BBC)
Ms Moran said: “It is a crisis. It’s a national embarrassment. We need to move on.”
The MP then claimed there was no other way to “make this stop”.
Ms Moran added: “We need to make this stop and we need to focus on other things.
“That’s why the Liberal Democrats are standing on a manifesto commitment to stop Brexit once and for all.”
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