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TV leaders' debate heckler: I would not vote for anyone who took part

2015-04-03 00:48:17

Victoria ProsserVictoria Prosser, who interrupted David Cameron during the leaders' debate. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The heckler who interrupted David Cameron during the TV leaders' debate on Thursday said she would not be voting for any of the politicians who took part in the seven-way showdown.

Victoria Prosser, 33, who was asked to leave after making her intervention as the prime minister tried to answer a question on prospects for young people, told reporters: “My cause is speaking the truth and making sure as many people as possible start questioning people at the top, the 1%, who are not working in our best interests.”

She added: “I can’t vote for anyone who I know is lying or omitting facts. That means I couldn’t vote for any of the people that I saw tonight. Even though some of them had good ideas, I know that they are all out for the same cause.”

Explaining her intervention, Prosser, a psychology graduate from Salford, said she had not intended to heckle the prime minister, but when Cameron started talking about looking after people who had served in the military, she could not help herself. “I gave them nearly a full hour and I found that they were still lying about the issues,” she said.

“David Cameron mentioned giving a fair deal to everybody in this country, including people such as our fine military service people. Yes, they are fine. But they are not treated fine after they have left the army, when they are in poverty and destitution, homeless on the streets and no hope of getting housed. He is using their name just to garner votes, because it might be a vote winner.”

She said she came to the debate with an open mind but now felt that “a lot of it was prepared, in a way that they could make themselves look good”.

“They don’t want to answer the toughest questions because they can’t. They can’t answer the questions on why all of their policies benefit those at the top and not the rest of us.”

The 33-year-old, who said she had voted for the Green party in the last election, added: “All I want everyone to do is to start looking at the facts behind things and start realising that there are so many more of us than there is of them, that we can do a better job if we just start getting together and talking about how to do it.”

Prosser was escorted from the studio by seven security guards. “They didn’t say hardly anything. They just moved me,” she said. “When we got around to the back, I said ‘am I in trouble now?’ and they said ‘no, it’s alright’. It was all fine.”

Source: theguardian.com

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