New Question Time host Fiona Bruce faced anti-Brexit bias claims after giving more airtime to ‘Remain-backing’ guests and audience members

Fiona Bruce marked her Question Time debut by giving a Labour Remainer four minutes more air time than a Brexiteer Tory

FIONA Bruce marked her Question Time debut by giving a Labour Remainer four minutes more air time than a Brexiteer Tory.

The new host interrupted Conservative James Cleverly 20 times but pro-EU Labour MP Emily Thornberry only 11.

Fiona allowed deputy Tory chairman Mr Cleverly, the only member of the panel in favour of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, six minutes and 32 seconds talk time. Shadow Foreign Secretary Ms Thornberry had ten minutes and 22 seconds.

And anti-Brexit audience members got more than double the amount of speaking time than Leavers.

Remainers got four minutes and 48 seconds, with two given more than a minute.

But Brexiteers were allotted only one minute and 43 seconds, with no more than 35 seconds per person.

One BBC1 viewer complained: “Am I watching Question Time or the shouting Emily Thornberry show? How is it that she doesn’t get shut down like James Cleverly?”

Philip Tye said: “If you’d like to be in the audience call the number. Only Remoaners need apply.”

 

A QUESTION Time audience member stole the limelight from Fiona Bruce on her first show.

Diana Good, 62, in a yellow jacket, blasted the PM saying: “Could we get over feeling sorry for Theresa May?

“She is the woman who for  many, many years has led the hostile environment for migrants in this country — which resulted in the Windrush generation. It’s a disgrace.”

Viewers praised the ex-lawyer, now an adviser to MPs. Sally Stephenson said: “Give that woman in the yellow jacket a medal.” Keith Greaves said: “That woman in yellow for Prime Minister!”

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