During a heated discussion on the possibility of a second Scottish referendum, the Shadow Attorney General said: “I personally think that referenda, in general, can be very, very divisive moments in a society’s life.
“We saw that in Scotland… we saw that all over the United Kingdom.
The Question Time audience member took issue with BBC coverage of the 2014 Scottish referendum
If you watch the BBC News, you’d have never have seen that – because they didn’t report it
Question Time audience member
“The toxicity of that campaigning on both sides – families split and not speaking over it, communities divided over it – are we really in the mood for another referendum? I’m not so sure.”
Moments later, a woman in the Question Time audience pointed at Chakrabarti and told her: “I don’t agree with the fact that you said it [the Scottish referendum] divided a country.
“That referendum sparked an interest in politics with a lot of young people.
Fri, September 19, 2014
More than 3.6m people turned out to vote in the Scottish independent referendum, resulting in a 'No' vote with 55.3%.Here we take a look at the public's reaction.
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Pro-Union supporters celebrate as Scottish referendum polling results are announced at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 19, 2014
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“If you’d ever been to a rally in George Square, you’d have seen there were thousand of people there campaigning peacefully.
“But if you watch the BBC News, you’d have never have seen that – because they didn’t report it.”
The young woman received multiple rounds of applause during her rant
The young woman received a huge round of applause from the rest of the Glasgow audience.
George Square in central Glasgow became a major venue for rallies during the referendum campaign, attracting thousands of people to come and show their support for both sides of the debate.
Rallies for the 'Yes Scotland' campaign in George Square in 2014
Meanwhile, the stinging attack on the BBC comes just hours after Donald Trump compared the British media group to CNN, who he has repeatedly accused of reporting ‘fake news’.
After BBC reporter Jon Sopel told the President who he worked for, Trump moaned: “Here’s another beauty.”