Polish woman booed by BBC Question Time audience for saying she no longer feels welcome in Britain following Brexit

The woman said she hadn’t experienced any discrimination in the UK until the aftermath of the referendum

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A Polish woman who said she no longer felt welcome in Britain following Brexit on the BBC's Question Time was booed by a significant portion of the audience. 

The woman, who has lived in the UK for 23 years, said she hadn’t felt any discrimination until after the referendum and received jeers from those around her after making the comment during the debate in Hartlepool. 

She also said that Polish people work extremely hard and often accept conditions that most workers would not. 

“I feel I am no longer wanted by 52 per cent of the voters... Can I just finish please? You can comment in a minute and boo me in a minute,” she said.

“52 per cent of the voters voted against immigration. Polish is the second most popular language in this country and therefore majority of the people voted against the Poles.”

The woman was interrupted by Lisa Duffy, the runner-up in Ukip’s leadership election in September, who responded to the comments by describing them as “ridiculous”.

“We don’t want to stop immigration, we want to control immigration,” Ms Duffy said.

“There was nothing in the referendum asking if we were voting against the Polish or not”. 

Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, was also on the panel and described those heading up the Government's "Pythonesque" Brexit department as having a low IQ.

“I do not want to see [the future of Brexit] decided behind closed doors by this Pythonesque department of exit - whatever it is that you call it - staffed by several people of very low IQ,” Mr Varoufakis said.

He declined to name the ministers he was referring to but said presenter David Dimbleby knew who he was talking about.