WATCH: There was a very strong reaction to this political reporter's Brexit statements on Question Time 1 year ago

WATCH: There was a very strong reaction to this political reporter's Brexit statements on Question Time

"Leo Varadkar has overplayed his hand. What have the EU done to prepare for a no-deal?"

BBC's Question Time on Thursday 31 January featured a very heated debate about Brexit, with one of the panelists asking that instead of focusing on what the UK are doing to prepare for a no-deal, why there isn't more focus being put on the EU's preparation for it instead.

Camilla Tominey, a political reporter for the Telegraph, had the following to say:

During her statement, Tominey both stated that Leo Varadkar has "overplayed his hand" in regards to the impending Brexit, while she also states that a no-deal will result in huge repercussions for the EU too, which she doesn't think they've fully prepared for, either.

The reaction to Tominey's remarks sparked a huge response online, especially to her comments that "Some people here are stockpiling hysteria, but I'm going to stockpile optimism":