Prime Minister David Cameron appeared on Sky News last night to make his pitch for Britain to stay in the European Union but he wasn’t the star of the first EU: In or Out show.
In fact, Twitter rallied around English Literature student Soraya Bouazzaoui after she appeared to put the PM in his place with a very amusing interruption.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) June 2, 2016
Bouazzaoui had been asking Cameron about the prospect of Turkey joining the EU and when she felt his response wasn’t answering her question she had no qualms about interrupting him to let him know.
“That’s not answering my question. Let me finish now, because I’ve seen you interrupt many people before. Let me finish. “I’m an English Literature student, I know waffling when I see it, OK?” she said.
The response online was instant.
Student in the audience to David Cameron: "I’m an English literature student, I know waffling when I see it” MIC DROP #InOrOut
— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) June 2, 2016
No 10 and Remain spin doctors couldn't resist a grin at "I'm an English literature student, I know waffling when I see it" #InOrOut
— Josh Lowe (@JeyyLowe) June 2, 2016
“I don’t care if I was rude. I’m sorry, he had it coming”, Bouazzaoui later told Sky News. “He’s done nothing but lie to this country and not fulfil any of his promises and I’m expected to sit there and take it on the chin and listen to his waffling?”
Some did point out, however, that she had been guilty of a bit of waffling herself.
"I'm an English Literature student, I know waffling when I see it," she says, after longest ever question. #InOrOut
— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) June 2, 2016