One of the best moments of last night’s Question Time came right at the end.
When David Dimbleby announced Nigel Farage would be on the programme again, the audience let him know what they thought:
The mix of groans and booing from the live audience in Yeovil was matched by the those watching on TV:
Nigel Farage is going to be on Question Time *yet again* next week despite Ukip polling at 2%. #bbcqt
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) February 15, 2018
Nigel Farage returns to his regular spot on #bbcqt next week. A party with no MPs, next to no support in UK opinion polls & no immediate prospects. Yet #BBC seem determined to offer them a permanent life-support system.
— Gerry Hassan (@GerryHassan) February 15, 2018
— Mark Blacklock (@MarxMedia) February 15, 2018
The programme’s deputy editor has responded to the backlash, pointing out that Farage hasn’t been on the programme since 2016:
1. Farage hasn’t been on #BBCQT since December 2016. This will be his 2nd appearance since the EU referendum.
— Michael Hunter (@journomichael1) February 16, 2018
But Farage’s appearance in Blackpool on March 1 will be his 32nd since 2000.
We think he deserved a rest and long may it continue…