"A Michael Fish Moment": The Woman Who Called In 1987 Hurricane

6 January 2017, 15:22

Michael Fish

The woman who called Michael Fish to warn of the 1987 hurricane has a great reaction to a Bank of England economist saying their gloomy Brexit predictions were a "Michael Fish moment".

Back in 1987, the BBC weatherman made a joke about a caller phoning to report a hurricane was on the way, something he rubbished. Mere hours later, a hurricane hit southern England, causing 18 deaths and more than £1bn damage.

It was such an iconic moment that it made it into the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Andrew Haldane of the Bank of England confessed that predictions of economic collapse if Leave won were wrong, calling it a "Michael Fish moment".

LBC's Senior Reporter Vincent McAviney spoke to Anita Hart, the woman who called the BBC to warn of the impending hurricane. It turns out she has some striking views on Brexit and the economists' predictions too:

"Mr Haldane predicted that Brexit would be a dire situation for the country and we feel that that will not happen.

"We're actually horrified at the situation that we find ourselves in at the moment.

"Theresa May, you can not give away everything in your armoury before you even begin negotiations."

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