A caller tried to set James O’Brien straight on Brexit and it went badly – very badly
We have to take our hats off to any Brexiter brave – or foolhardy – enough to phone James O’Brien on LBC and try to defend the Leave position. Off the top of our heads, the score must be in the ballpark of James O’Brien – 1,820, Brexiters – 0. Yet still they come.
Brexiter, Jim from Heathrow, had several points to put to James, and he had to listen to every one of them being demolished by facts. Here’s how it happened.
Jim: You’ve got the most formidable politicians in the country …
James: Lost to a dolphin once, didn’t he?
We aren’t surprised at his struggle to keep a straight face, but we’re bemused that he hasn’t yet started banging his head on the desk. He made this admission about the exchange.
The last 30 seconds are remarkable. Between you & me, I wasn’t extending the silence in the hope that he’d fill it. I just didn’t know what to say. https://t.co/ml1O6jZanq
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) October 10, 2019
Karen Hennessy detailed her patient wait, as one of his listeners.
Every day I tune in just to see that maybe one day I will hear a reason that's justifiable, one I might not agree with but justifiable. Three years later I'm still waiting and it's soul destroying
— Karen Hennessy (@KarHennessy) October 10, 2019
Don’t hold your breath, Karen.
Source: LBC Image: LBC, Twitter, screengrabs