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18 March 2016

“Maybe you weren’t educated properly”: The BBC’s Andrew Neil gets burned by a ten-year-old

Some children give the Daily Politics presenter a taste of his own medicine.

By Media Mole

Two ten-year-olds, Charlotte and Henrietta, shot down the BBC’s notorious cantankerous interrogator Andrew Neil in a heated discussion about the nanny state.

One pointed out how unpopular mandatory seatbelt-wearing was back in 1983, before delivering the killer blow: “Maybe you weren’t educated properly enough about health and wellbeing.”

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