The audience member said it was “ironically” that the current crisis was due to Brexit.
An audience member surprised BBC Question Time host Fiona Bruce on Thursday evening when she revealed she had voted for Brexit – and said Britain now faces dire consequences for leaving the EU.
The panel was discussing the ongoing supply chain issues across the country due to shortage of HGV drivers and staff from abroad.
The member of the public said: “I think it’s a bit ironic now when we’re discussing Brexit because, in my opinion, a lot of people voted for Brexit because they didn’t want foreign workers to come here and do our jobs. Take it.
“And now that’s exactly what we’ve got – we have a shortage of foreign workers, which is why we have this shortage.”
Bruce then frowned and said: “Can I hear from someone who voted for Brexit?”
She said: “The majority here voted for Brexit. We choose this audience very carefully to be the representative. I’m assuming you didn’t vote for Brexit?”
He replied: “I did, actually.”
Looking surprised, Bruce then turned away to proceed down the line of questioning.
The clip was a hit on Twitter when shared by anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluvole, who dubbed it “the best #BBCQT clip of all time”.
Brexit is seen as partly responsible for the series of crises Britain has faced in recent weeks.
Shortage of fuel at petrol pumps, empty supermarket shelves and fears of major Christmas shortages are the problems facing European countries.
However, Britain’s problems have been compounded by leaving the EU as it means a wave of foreign workers have left the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has portrayed the current supply chain issues as teething problems before Britain can evolve into a “high-wage, highly skilled” workforce.
In the meantime, expect a tough winter as energy prices rise and supermarket goods rise in price.