Labour star Pidcock surrounded by right-wingers on Question Time but still took down likely next Tory PM Boris Johnson twice
Labour’s Laura Pidcock shone on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time, in spite of being surrounded by Tories and centrists on the guest panel.
The MP for North-West Durham, who gave a landmark interview to the SKWAWKBOX in 2017, received a rousing welcome from the audience for interventions on knife crime and other issues – but even more so for the way in which she effortlessly cut boorish Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson down to size.
Pidcock answered a question about whether Johnson could be beaten by answering that no, there is no one among the Tories who can beat him in the minds of the Tory membership ‘selectorate’ – but that Labour will do so in a general election because of his appalling lack of character:
Pidcock also shamed Johnson with a five-word intervention when right-wing pub-chain owner said he didn’t think Johnson was an out and out racist, pointing out that the blond Tory is ‘just a casual one, then’:
Down-to-earth Labour authenticity triumphed over Tory arrogance and self-importance even in a notoriously biased media setting. No wonder the Tories are terrified of a general election.
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