Tom Swarbrick 10pm - 1am
This Caller Insisted The Brexit Dividend Exists To James O'Brien... It Didn't Go Well
18 June 2018, 11:16
This caller said pro-EU individuals and organisations get kickbacks from the EU - but when James asked for examples, he got increasingly angry.
Ian in Beaconsfield insisted there is a Brexit dividend, which Theresa May has promised to spend on the NHS, despite many economists and commentators claiming it doesn't exist.
Of the £350m-a-week claim from the side of the Brexit bus, Ian told James: "We give £350million. The net figure is £200m. The remaining £150m goes to various scientific projects and farming kickbacks to people who support the EU to further their agenda."
James asked for an example and Ian replied: "Well, that's my belief."
James asked again and again, causing Ian to complain: "Oh, you're doing it again, aren't you?"
James responded: "Yes, asking questions and insisting you can back up your 'beliefs'."
Ian insisted James wouldn't let him get his point across, so James gave him the airwaves uninterrupted. And when he finished, James still wanted to know which organisations Ian says get kickbacks for backing the EU.
The LBC listeners certainly enjoyed the call.
This is incredible. "Ian" calls claiming there are many examples that prove there is a #BrexitDividend. He's asked to name some.— Incorrigible FCA (@ImIncorrigible) June 18, 2018
Then he accuses @mrjamesob of bias for asking for evidence.
This was a brilliantly entertaining call. Watch it in full at the top of the page.