A General Election normally means we’re bombarded with vox pops from members of the public in news bulletins.
But we may have just seen the best one of the campaign.
A farmer stopped on the street by a BBC journalist in Bishop Auckland has won praise, and many fans, for his passionate take on Brexit and what it’s done to the country.
— Tom 🌹 (@sarge_9) November 12, 2019
Here’s what he had to say.
“It’s like a turkey voting for Christmas, isn’t it? It’s a faith that we might be better off outside Europe, and there’s no solid basis for it. I’ve yet to see anybody put a solid argument up for leaving Europe.”
“We’re far better working together as a common community than we are split up. On the night of the referendum we went to bed as Great Britain and we woke up as Little Britain and that’s a tragedy.”
“And all the things they put forward, none of them are as good as staying in Europe – all the alternatives they put forward, none of them are better”.
“You’ve got to trade with your local neighbours.”
“Donald Trump is wishing to take over the health service. Boris Johnson will go to negotiate with Donald as a little boy, pat him on the head. Boris Johnson has stuffed the DUP. He went over here, gave empty promises and the day after he sold them.”
“It’s the Irish problem, he can’t sort it. He set about this, he promised £350m, he knew that was a lie. He lied to the British public and he’s perpetrating this lie now.”
“He should be sent to jail.”