POLITICS

Will Scottish Independence Help Us Find Aliens?

14/06/2013 09:50 BST | Updated 14/06/2013 11:53 BST

BBC1's flagship political programme got a little bit weird last night.

Amid a row between the Question Time audience over the Scottish independance vote one member of the audience was invited to make a comment. It was a short, but wonderful contribution to the debate.

"I believe that if we become independent then we will be one step closer to finding aliens," said the young chap pictured below.

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Alien man: When his moment came, this audience member made the most of it with a statement about little green men

There was much speculation that it was asked as bet. Regardless, it provided some laughter from the special audience of 16-17 year olds.