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
— 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
This is going to be my only tweet tonight
Camilla Tominey has no understanding whatsoever of what she is paid to say
— Max 🇺🇦🇪🇦🇪🇺 waiting for sanity to return.... (@MaxMigliorato) January 31, 2019