General election 2019: Question Time leaders special highlights

General election 2019: Question Time leaders special highlights


You will remain, just be clear,
a yes or no answer, you’re telling us tonight you will remain
neutral on the issue of whether or not we should remain within the EU. – First heard here on Question Time.
– First heard here on Question Time. Mr Corbyn, thank you very much indeed. [applause] The question was when will you release
the Russian report? This is the report into whether or not there
was Russian interference or any kind of … – There is absolutely no evidence
– If that’s the case then why not release it? – to show any interference in any British
electoral event. This is real, I’m sorry to say I’m with great
respect, this is complete Bermuda Triangle stuff. – The way that you speak about Muslim women
in particular and the way that you’ve spoken about race in the past is completely characteristic
of the way your government has dealt with all the issues its come up across since
2010. It’s been characterised by complete carelessness,
by callousness, the way you treat people through the DWP where you treated the victims
of Grenfell, the hostile environment that gets completely, well you say you visited
hospitals and you’ve spoken to public service workers, but I think you yourself know, you haven’t
been welcomed when you’ve been to speak to them. I think it’s completely insulting for you,
for you to stand there and talk about all the investment you’re going to bring when
it’s your austerity policies that have brought [inaudible] [applause] We’re having an inquiry into all Islamophobia
and all types of prejudice in the Conservative party. Of course we will do that. Labour has become the second political party
of the BNP to investigate by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. How do you feel to be in that kind of company? It’s our process that is being looked at,
and I’m very happy about that. We’ve laid ourselves completely open to it. Jo Swinson. [applause] What do you say to your former Lib Dem voter
here? You’re not saying we’ll go back to the people,
you are unilaterally saying revoke it. That is undemocratic from somebody who
wishes the last three and a half years had never happened. We have been leading the fight for a people’s
vote for three and a half years. – Yeah, but you’re not now. You’re now leading the vote for
revoking article 50. 17 times in parliament we put down amendments
to try to secure a people’s vote. If Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party had
backed that with sincerity, then we might be having a people’s vote
right now instead of a general election. I don’t envisage being in a coalition government
with Labour. I think it would be a less formal arrangement
than that, if we’re in that situation. If Jeremy Corbyn wants the support of the
SNP, I don’t think it should surprise people to hear me see that I would ask him to respect
the right of the people of Scotland to choose their own future. And I don’t think he’ll turn his back on ending
austerity in order to block that right.