The new mood of Question Time audiences reflects the changing Brexit debate

The new mood of Question Time audiences reflects the changing Brexit debate, by Ross Clark.

Earthquakes in public opinion do not happen often, and when they do they can catch commentators unawares. But if you want to see one in motion you should go back and watch the last two editions of Question Time. …

The audience showed impatience with anyone who showed sympathy with the idea of delaying Brexit. …

There is now a very firm sentiment which has taken hold in every part of Britain, at every socio-economic level: it is ‘just get on with it’. Calls for a second referendum are fading fast, as is the belief in extending negotiations. People can see that the EU has not the slightest intention of ceding ground on the backstop or anything else. What is the point in stretching out the business any further?

hat-tip Stephen Neil