We’ve all mouthed off about something a politician has said, but not all of us have been caught doing it on live television.
In The Battle for Number 10, last night’s Channel 4/Sky News grilling of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, one audience member stole the headlines from the Conservative and Labour party leaders.
After Mrs May answered a question from the audience about the NHS, the camera stopped on a man who looked less than convinced with the prime minister’s response.
He appeared to mouth, ‘Bo****ks. That’s bo****ks’.
The man’s apparent unimpressed response came after a different audience member posed a question to the prime minister.
— Dino Sofos (@dinosofos) May 29, 2017
A midwife from Devon asked Mrs May to explain the cutting of NHS budgets and the ‘chronic underfunding that I see at work’.
Mrs May replied that the government plans to spend half a trillion pounds on the health service by 2020.
She added: ‘We all rely on the health service. That’s why we are ensuring we do increase spending in real terms.’
— Jono Read (@jonoread) May 29, 2017
But when the camera panned back to the audience, the man could be seen mouthing what appeared to be the word, ‘bo****ks’ on two occasions.
The midwife was also unimpressed, saying: ‘I see a lot of efficiency savings that are actually cuts.
— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) May 29, 2017
‘I see hospitals closing, I see staff that are at their wits’ end because they can’t give the care that they want to give. I’ll believe it when I see it.’