The BBC has today been accused of turning Question Time into a ‘joke’ after footballer Joey Barton compared voting for UKIP to picking up ugly girls in a nightclub.
In a heated exchange on the flagship political show the Queens Park Rangers midfielder told a newly elected female UKIP MEP her party was just the least unattractive option.
To gasps from the audience, he told her: “You won the election? You won seats in the European Parliament that nobody really cares about.”
“All you represent to me as UKIP is the best of a bad bunch. If I’m somewhere and there are four really ugly girls and I’m thinking she is not the worst, that is all you represent to us.”
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Not very diplomatic, to say the least. Is there anyone he did not offend with that comment?