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‘Stop calling me insane’: Polly Toynbee gets taken to task over Brexit

Polly Toynbee has been complaining about Brexit again. This time though it appears that she has met her match. The Guardian columnist appeared on the BBC’s Politics Live earlier today talking about the woes of a no deal Brexit. But she ended up being taken to task for appearing to question her fellow panellist Liam Halligan’s sanity for disagreeing with her. Here’s how he responded:

‘You can’t keep calling people like me, questioning my insanity. I’ve spent the last three years reading documents about no deal that you don’t even know exist. There are many, many people out there who voted to leave the European Union – I know you don’t like it – and there are many, many professional people who think no deal will be absolutely fine.’

Has Toynbee learnt her lesson? Mr S won’t hold his breath…


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