The BBC has been criticised for sharing a “racist” and “unhinged” anti-immigration rant from a Question Time audience member on its social media pages. A woman asked the show’s panel on Thursday at what point the UK “should completely close the borders” to immigrants and complained about the number of people “flooding in” to the country and using public services.

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So there you go - if you have doubts about the benefits of mass immigration you are vile and unhinged, despite a considerable body of research concluding that the economic cost a net deficit, the impact on infrastructure of having millions of people coming into the country and the damage to social cohesion it causes.

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