The broadcaster appeared on last night’s edition of BBC Question Time amid social media claims the show was biased towards the EU. Ms Hartley-Brewer, who made her 15th appearance on the BBC’s weekly talk show, noted she was the only panelist supporting Brexit on the episode. Twitter users complained about the BBC’s alleged bias in only bringing in one pro-Brexit guest.
Ahead of her appearance, Ms Hartley-Brewer posted on Twitter calling out remainers for not wanting a “different” opinion.
She said: “Looking forward to a long evening ahead of Question Time viewers angrily demanding to know why oh why have they invited a panellist on a political debate show who has opinions that are different to theirs.”
Following the shows recording, she added on social media: “I’ll be fast asleep by the time you see Question Time tonight but, suffice to say, I’m a bit of an outlier as a Brexiteer who doesn’t want Covid restrictions or footballers taking the knee.
“But I’m looking forward to enjoying all the abuse from the nice people tomorrow.”
READ MORE: BBC QT guest URGES young people to take ‘responsibility’ as coronavirus cases soar
In a clip posted to Question Time’s Twitter account, Ms Hartley-Brewer lashed out at the EU for treating Britain like a “naughty schoolchild”.
She said: “I voted for Brexit not because I thought ‘oh I wonder what the tariff will be on oranges or on milk or on VW cars coming into the country’.
“I voted for Brexit because I want the people in charge of my country to be democratically accountable to me and everyone else here, I voted for Brexit because I believe we are a proud nation independent state and I don’t want other people to have a say in how we do our business.
“Once you have that principle, which is the main reason why people voted for Brexit, then the difficulties ahead of getting a Brexit deal, given what the EU are offering, become very clear and very difficult to surmount.”
It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are set to continue their last minute trade talks today.
The Prime Minister warned British businesses and individuals to be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, despite continuing the talks.
He said: “I do think we need to be very, very clear. There is now a strong possibility – a strong possibility – that we will have a solution that is much more like an Australian relationship with the EU than a Canadian relationship with the EU.”
Mr Johnson added later: “What I told the cabinet this evening is to get on and make those preparations. We’re not stopping talks, we’ll continue to negotiate but looking at where we are I do think it’s vital that everyone now gets ready for that Australian option.”