Alastair Campbell launches Twitter rant at Tories ahead of BBC QT Brexit special

BBC Question Time announces special Brexit show

Alastair Campbell has goaded the Tories ahead of a BBC Question Time Brexit special tonight.

The Remainer is appearing on the show, hosted by Fiona Bruce, in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex to mark the seventh anniversary of the EU referendum.

The episode will have an audience made up of Leave voters only, while it will have its regular panel of five politicians and commentators from across the political divide.

But Mr Campbell took to Twitter ahead of the programme to claim the Government “can’t face” appearing.

The former spin doctor for Sir Tony Blair said: “So the Government won’t have a representative on BBC Question Time tonight.

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“Quite something that seven years on from their flagship ‘achievement’ they can’t face an audience made up entirely of people who voted for it. Anyone would think they were frit as Maggie used to say.”

Full details of the panel have not yet been announced by the programme.

Mr Campbell will appear alongside Professor Anand Menon, director of the UK in a Changing Europe think tank.

Announcing the special episode earlier this month, Ms Bruce said: “I want to tell you about a special Question Time programme we’re making on Thursday June 22.

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“That day is the eve of the seventh anniversary of our decision to leave the EU. We’ll be devoting a programme to it.

“We’ll be having a conservation with a cross-section of people who took that decision, Leave voters.

“How do they feel about Brexit now seven years on?”

But Remainers were furious that the show was having an audience comprised of Brexit voters only.

The Best for Britain campaign group, which tried to stop Brexit, tweeted: “To mark the anniversary of the referendum, #BBCQT has an all-Brexiter audience, for a ‘special’.

“I don’t know how special it is to ignore Remain voters, people who didn’t vote, or young people and EU citizens who couldn’t vote. Pretty much what BBC has done for seven years.”

A pro-EU account with the handle Remain Central, which has 20 thousand followers, added: “More Brexit bias from the BBC.

“They’re excluding anyone who voted Remain from a Question Time special on Brexit. Absolutely outrageous.”

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