James O'Brien Quizzes Leave Voter On Which EU Law He Wants To Bin, Caller Cannot Name A Single One

'It's not funny, is it?'

12/10/2016 14:59

This is the moment a caller was left lost for words over why they voted to leave the European Union when challenged by James O’Brien.

The LBC presenter spoke to a caller named Ashley, a self-employed electrician, about why he made the decision to back Brexit. 

Ashley said that he wanted to be free from the bureaucracy of the EU.

O’Brien asked him precisely which European law he was most looking forward to getting rid of.

As it turned out, however, Ashley couldn’t name a single one.

Jokingly he finally said: “The shape of your bananas.”

But O’Brien was having none of it, scolding him: “It’s not funny, is it?

“The pound is at the lowest it’s been since 1985, you just said ‘any law’ and I’m just asking you to name one.

“We both know that bananas was a lie made up by Boris Johnson. Remind me which side he was on during the Leave campaign.”

O’Brien continued to chide the caller: “What is the law? You know you were going to take short-term economic damage, you knew that all your customers would do, as a newly-formed electrician company. Every single customer in the country is going to be potentially worse off than they were before the vote.

“So I’m just wondering what those laws are that you won’t have to obey any more that made you vote for this short-term economic hit.

“Can you name one?”

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