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7 times Ruth Davidson told everyone where to stick it in the BBC EU referendum debate

Ruth Davidson wasn’t taking any cr** tonight. The Remain-backing Scottish Tory leader cracked out every wisecrack in her arsenal in a bid to triumph at Wembley Arena. The BBC’s final EU referendum[1] debate in front of a 6,000-strong audience was the biggest political event ever held by British TV.

And the kickboxing no-nonsense Scot[2] was clearly ready for the fight. She coolly brought out her Territorial Army days, reeled off a fluent list of the security chiefs and got her own football chants. Here are 7 times Ruth Davidson told everyone where to stick it.

Opinion: Ruth Davidson leaves the rest standing in the BBC debate[3]

1. When you couldn’t handle the Ruth

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The Scottish Tory leader channeled Tom Cruise in a Few Good Men when she was told 60% of our laws come from Brussels.[5]

“I can t let it stand that you tell a blatant untruth in the middle of a debate days before a vote,” she bellowed at Tory Brexiter Andrea Leadsom[6].

According to the independent House of Commons library the number is 13%.”

Turning to the whooping and hollering crowd she stormed: “You deserve the truth! You deserve the truth!”

Admittedly there’s one little problem – the 13% number isn t quite right either…[7]

2. When she casually whipped out her Armyrats © military credentials

7 Times Ruth Davidson Told Everyone Where To Stick It In The BBC EU Referendum Debate

Everyone on the panel got royally told by the only ex-soldier in their midst. A former signaller in the Territorial Army, Ms Davidson said coldly: I think I m the only one on this panel who s ever worn the Queen s uniform. With all respect to retired generals who back Brexit[8], she said, none of them are currently charged with safety and security of our nation .

None of those in their jobs now are calling for a Leave vote, she added.

3. When she listed a load of experts without even trying

7 Times Ruth Davidson Told Everyone Where To Stick It In The BBC EU Referendum Debate

“It’s no coincidence that we’ve been more or less at peace” under the EU, she said.

“The other side have said throughout this debate they don’t like experts. But when it comes to keeping our country safe and secure I want to listen to the experts.

“When the head of GCHQ says we’re safer in the EU, I listen.

“When 5 former Nato chiefs say we’re safer in the EU, I listen.

“When the head of Europol, who’s a Brit, says we’re safer in the EU, I listen.

“When the head of MI5 and MI6 says we’re safer in the EU, I listen.

“When all of our major allies – America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand – say we’re safer in the EU, I listen.

“And if it comes to a choice to listening to all of these people even though they’re experts, or listening to these three about who keeps my family safe, I’m going to vote for them every single day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

4. When she told Gisela Stuart she’s not Britain’s only gran

BBC 7 Times Ruth Davidson Told Everyone Where To Stick It In The BBC EU Referendum Debate

Gisela Stuart, one of Labour’s 10 Brexit[9]-backing MPs, is now notorious in the Westminster bubble for starting everything with “as a grandmother”. And Ms Davidson had had enough of it. To cheers from the audience, she snapped: I just have to remind people are home there are mums and dads and grans and grandads on this side of the debate as well.

5. When she weaponised the mouth of Boris Johnson

BBC 7 Times Ruth Davidson Told Everyone Where To Stick It In The BBC EU Referendum Debate

The debate turned to the furious row over how quickly Turkey will join the EU. There was a grumble from the audience as she said: “It s simply not going to happen. It s not on the cards.”

So she added: “Not my words! The words of Boris Johnson on LBC radio 2 months ago.”

Gisela Stuart hit back at her with an attack on David Cameron[10], saying: On the one hand he s said it ll be the year 3000 – or is it now 30 years?

We are spending 1.9bn of YOUR money to accelerate accession of Turkey.

6…. and the mouth of Michael Gove

Getty 7 Times Ruth Davidson Told Everyone Where To Stick It In The BBC EU Referendum Debate

Reading from her lectern, she quoted the Tory Justice Secretary as saying: “I cannot guarantee that every person currently working would keep their current job.”

She added: “Boris Johnson said will there be job losses. There might or there might not. That is not good enough! That is not good enough!

“How many jobs would go Boris? How many would go?”

Boris replied: “Back to Project Fear!”

7. When she got her own football chant

This is from an actual, real life Tory minister. We can’t really go on after this. Goodnight everyone.

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Matt Hancock (@MattHancockMP) June 21, 2016[11]

EU Referendum 2016

References

  1. ^ EU referendum (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ the kickboxing no-nonsense Scot (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Ruth Davidson leaves the rest standing in the BBC debate (www.mirror.co.uk)
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