Caller Slams Phone Down After Shelagh Fogarty Tells Him Some Brexit Facts

19 December 2017, 14:38

This passionate caller tried to claim MPs were trying to stop Brexit, but when Shelagh Fogarty pointed out some truths, he slammed down the phone.

A number of Conservative MPs faced abuse on social media last week after voting against the government on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan, two of the Tories who rebelled, said they had even contacted the police about threats they received.

Kevin, from Oxford, called LBC because he felt such MPs were attempting to halt the Brexit process.

During a sparky row with Shelagh, he thundered: “No one has a crystal ball to see what’s going to happen in the future with Brexit.

“What we need to do is get on with the job and stop blocking it at all angles.”

Shelagh Fogarty
Picture: LBC

But, when Shelagh pointed out that Parliament had voted through the triggering of Article 50 and Theresa May had won 35 of the 36 votes in the Commons - Kevin didn’t want to know.

So the LBC presenter has this message for him: “He has just hung the phone up on me.

"Brexiters, people that want to leave, are getting their way, you are getting your way.

“And the fact that the rest of the country and MPs who represent the rest of the country now want a conversation on what that way looks like - that’s democracy.

“Continuing to talk, continuing to debate, continuing to fight of the detail - that’s democracy too.

“Kevin doesn’t like it, he doesn’t like democracy, he only likes his own view.”

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

The Princess of Wales says she edited the photograph that was released to mark Mother's Day.

The insistence that we see Kate is tantamount to stalking, writes Shelagh Fogarty

Caller tells Shelagh his solution to illegal immigration.

LBC caller tells Shelagh Fogarty that the Channel islands are the answer to 'illegal immigration'

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' immigration policies

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self-interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' migration policies

Shelagh Fogarty

Former Treasury official outlines 'three immediate priorities' likely to be reflected in Autumn Statement

Shelagh Fogarty

Suella Braverman's hardline crime bill seems like she's ‘interviewing' for career at ‘pathetic’ news channels, says caller

Shelagh and caller Sam

Anti-Semitic chants and actions 'delegitimize' pro-Palestinian cause asserts this Shelagh Fogarty caller

Shelagh and Ricardo Dos Santos

'It's sickening': Ricardo Dos Santos speaks to Shelagh Fogarty as two officers sacked over stop and search


Rishi Sunak has 'failed monumentally' to 'humanise' both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict says Israel expert

Shelagh and Callum

Twitter is a 'particularly dangerous' place to get information now says the Centre for Countering Digital Hate

Shelagh and caller Simon

LBC caller details 'disgusting anti-Semitic' act he witnessed, as hate crimes rise in fall out of Israel-Hamas war

Sister of missing Israeli woman

'We hope she's hiding somewhere': Sister of missing Israeli festival goer fears she is being held hostage by Hamas

Distraught caller on Israel-Gaza conflict.

'This is a war against Hamas!': Distraught caller wants Israel and Palestine to take down the 'enemy' together

Shelagh and Alicia Kearns

Head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee expresses concern over Israeli 'siege of Gaza'

Shelagh Fogarty caller on facial recognition.

This caller lacks 'trust' in the government's handling of the AI facial recognition debate

Shelagh condemns PM's comments on 'dignity' of the elderly.

'He painted a picture of a Britain that the Conservatives meant to build...': Shelagh Fogarty condemns PM's suggestion that elderly have 'dignity'

Shelagh Fogarty on Jenrick

'We're full aren't we?': Shelagh questions Robert Jenrick's motive behind encouraging Brits to increase birth rate