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Student who called out David Cameron for 'waffling': 'I don't care if I was rude.'

Last night’s Sky News Brexit debate got heated.

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DAVID CAMERON GOT called out by a student for “waffling” during a debate about the UK’s EU membership.

The Sky News programme saw the UK Prime Minister interviewed by the station’s presenters before he faced a studio audience.

During the Q&A portion, audience member Soraya Bouazzaoui asked Cameron a question about the possibility of Turkey joining the EU. Cameron then begin talking about the ‘positive case’ for the UK staying in the union before Bouazzaooui accused him of dodging the question.

“That’s not answering my question. Let me finish now, because I’ve seen you interrupt many people beforehand. Let me finish,” she told the Prime Minister.

I’m an English Literature student, I know waffling when I see it, OK?

A rather nervous looking Cameron then responded, “okay, over to you”, before Bouazzaooui continued.

I’m sorry, but  you’re not answering my question – how can you reassure people who want to vote out that we are safe from extremism when we are willing to work with a government like Turkey, who want to be part of the EU when they are under heavy accusation?

Cameron sought to play down the possibility of Turkey joining the EU, saying there was “no prospect of Turkey joining the EU in decades”.

Speaking to Sky News directly after the show, Bouazzaooui said she had no regreats about what she had said to Cameron.

“I don’t care if I was rude. I’m sorry, he had it coming,” she said.

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