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One man’s biting exchange with Sunak over the ECHR had the audience yelling “Shame!” at the PM – 19 enthusiastic endorsements

Four weeks into the election campaign, you could very much be forgiven for having Debate Fatigue™, but you might have been curious enough to watch the leaders of the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP facing the audience in a Question Time special.

It was a kinder format to some than others, but all four had very tough topics put to them. Here’s a little of the online reaction.

After Sunak disingenuously framed leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as prioritising the country’s security over ‘a foreign court’, one audience member pointed out which company the UK would be keeping.

Obviously, it applies to Europe rather than the entire world, but the guy’s slightly inaccurate point clearly rattled the PM – and got the full-throated support of the audience.

Cries of “Shame!” could still be heard as the end credits rolled.

Twitter/X was very much here for Sunak’s public humiliation.