Michael O'Leary Uses BBC Question Time To Plug Ryanair. Repeatedly.

Not bad for an hour-long show.

Thursday night's Question Time tackled the issues of Brexit, the economy and - inevitably - Trump.

On the panel was Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, who wasted no time in making passionate speeches about his opinions on each.

Oh, and how good his airline is.

On Trump's insults.

“Dishing out insults has served me very well as a career. We've been insulting the competition for many years.”

On Brexit.

On the economy.

“Ryanair employs over 3,00 people in the UK. We will invest less in the UK if the UK leaves the EU.”

On the Daily Mail.

“I was entertained by Isabel's shots, someone from the Daily Mail slagging off Ryanair for being a big company.”

And on the EU.

“[The Eu] has transformed the lives of millions of UK citizens. We carry about 35 million passengers a year between the UK and Europe.”

To be fair, he did appear to make some good arguments however heavily they were peppered with ads, with many amazed to find they were in agreement.

David Dimbleby presented the debate from Manchester on Thursday evening.

On the panel were Conservative former chancellor of the exchequer Lord Lawson, Labour's shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy MP, chief executive of Ryanair Michael O'Leary, poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah and Daily Mail political editor-at-large Isabel Oakeshott.


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