SOMERSET residents had the chance to grill top politicians and journalists as BBC's Question Time came to Bridgwater last night.

The audience fired questions at the panel on tough topics including Brexit bills, North Korea, tuition fees and whether or not Vince Cable could be prime minister - but sadly no questions specific to Somerset were chosen.

The show, which is hosted by David Dimbleby, had recently-appointed Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable, Labour MP Jess Phillips, Kwasi Kwarteng, the MP for Spelthorne in Surrey, representing the Conservatives alongside journalists Paul Mason and Dia Chakravarty.

The first question came from a man named Chris and concerned whether it was right for Theresa May to offer 20billion Euros to the EU as part of the transition, but no further payments afterwards. Chris said this was not something he voted for when he voted to leave in the referendum.

Labour MP Jess Phillips said: "The reason people feel that this isn't what they voted for is because there was nowhere near enough clarity before and an awful lot of lies were told during the build up to the referendum."

Mr Kwarteng accused Vince Cable of not accepting the result of the referendum, and Dia Chakravarty added:"The Liberal Democrats have become the never-endum party of Great Britain and I don't think that helps anybody." 

Mr Kwarteng defended the proposed deal, saying: "20billion Euros over two years is a hell of a lot better and different to perhaps paying £10billion essentially in perpetuity, which is what we'd be doing if we stayed in." 

The Telegraph's Brexit editor Dia Chakravarty said it was unclear whether the 20billion Euros would actually be the end of the spending or just the start, while former Channel 4 broadcaster Paul Mason argued that the Conservatives cannot agree what they want. 

One member of the audience received jeers after referring to the result of the referendum as 'overwhelming', while former Taunton Deane councillor Dilly Bradley captured a lot of attention on Twitter after referring to the EU as a 'totalitarian and socialist' state.

Vince Cable pointed out to Mrs Bradley that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn felt the EU was too corporate and so it just emphasises how complex the issue is.

A question on tuition fees also prompted heated debate with one younger audience member demanding an apology from Vince Cable over the Liberal Democrats U-turn in government - while apparently having no issue with the Conservative MP whose party led the coalition which increased tuition fees.

The full episode is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

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