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:
‘Ask the EU, do they want no deal? How much have they prepped for it?’@CamillaTominey says the implications of a no deal Brexit are equally as damaging for the European Union. #bbcqt pic.twitter.com/nVViMUxB1R
— BBC Question Time (@bbcquestiontime) January 31, 2019
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":
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) January 31, 2019
Camilla Tominey appears to have been stockpiling ignorance for some time. She's got so much, she appears happy to share it with the rest of us #bbcqt
— Ian (@sunroof65) January 31, 2019
Gina Miller provides concise legal evidence as to how a no deal brexit is impossible in the timelines and then Camilla Tominey claims hysteria and suggests optimism will drive it through. #BBCQT
— MC (@elcholez) January 31, 2019
Camilla @CamillaTominey saying the EU are inflexible, She ignores the fact the negotiations were agreed and are finished. The UK have reneged time and again, even after they had signed deals. Lying etc. Yet she ignores this. She has no credibility. #BBCQT
— Simon O'Connor (@SimonOConnor14) January 31, 2019
— Bath for Europe#FBPE (@BathforEurope) January 31, 2019
Gina Miller talking absolute sense about #NoDealBrexit. We have nothing in place regulation wise which is crucial.
As for Camilla Tominey, 'optimism' is all she has. Won't put food on the table or medicines in the cupboard. What a plank.
— Phil Pinfold #FBPE 🔶️ (@PhilPinfold) January 31, 2019
Camilla Tominey, rich enough to eat whatever she wants, pretending she'll survive on optimism. Many others don't have the choice.
And The Telegraph is nothing but a rag of propaganda pushing a desire to make us all suffer. #BBCQT
— Andy Hunt (@Andy_Hunt357) January 31, 2019
This is going to be my only tweet tonight
Camilla Tominey has no understanding whatsoever of what she is paid to say
— Max 🇪🇺🇮🇹🇪🇦🇬🇧 NO LONGER ACTIVE (@MaxMigliorato) January 31, 2019