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Bitter 'Remain Alliance' torn apart on brutal BBC Question Time by furious audience member

The grilling came after debate about the state of the NHS and what each party had or hadn’t done to ensure its safety, as well as what parties would do should they come to power. Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, threw aside all pledges from opposing parties, claiming the Tories have not done what has been required of NHS England, adding that a devolved Labour Government has similarly failed the NHS Wales.

Bitter 'Remain Alliance' torn apart on brutal BBC Question Time by furious audience member

Bitter 'Remain Alliance' torn apart on brutal BBC Question Time by furious audience member (Image: BBC)

The audience member drew attention to the electoral pact made by Plaid Cymru

The audience member drew attention to the electoral pact made by Plaid Cymru (Image: BBC)

One audience member took it upon himself to call out what he called a “hypocritical” comment from Ms Roberts, drawing attention to the party’s recent pact with the Liberal Democrats, who have been the focus of blame alongside the Conservative party for the decline of the NHS during the Clegg-Cameron coalition.

He said: “I think it’s very hypocritical for Plaid Cymru to tap about the values of the NHS when they’re going into a Remain Alliance with the Liberal Democrats.

“The Lib Dems were essentially the cheerleaders of austerity from 2010 to 2015.

“What leg do you have to stand on?”

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Liz Saville Roberts said Labour had failed NHS Wales

Liz Saville Roberts said Labour had failed NHS Wales (Image: BBC)

It came after Ms Roberts attempted to expose Welsh Labour's NHS failings.

She emphasised that Labour has been responsible for NHS Wales since 1999.

She said: “In that time we have the lowest number of doctors per head per population in the UK, and indeed much of Europe.

“We’re actually now experiencing life experience dropping.

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Plaid Cymru want to push Welsh independence onto the agenda (Image: GETTY)

Plaid has made a 'Remain Alliance' pact with the Greens and Lib Dems

Plaid has made a 'Remain Alliance' pact with the Greens and Lib Dems (Image: GETTY)

“The health trust where I live- 9.6 percent of people waiting in A&E are waiting more than 12 hours to be seen.

“Now, I would like to think Labour would provide the opportunity to do something better for the NHS in England.

“But, Labour have had the opportunity to do that in Wales, and there’s been no radical change.

“Just to say Labour will do it better because Labour isn’t in power at present, is not our experience in Wales.”

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Boris Johnson is the most popular Brexit leader within his own party compared to others and their le (Image: Express Newspapers)

The audience member was referring to the devastation the NHS endured under a Lib-Con Government.

Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats, earlier this month at the Lib Dems election campaign launch announced her party would invest £11billion into mental health and treat it as seriously as physical ailments.

This was largely seen as an attempt to backtrack the damning effect the party had on mental health services in the years previous.

During the coalition, mental health services were cut by eight percent in real terms, while demand for the same services soared by 20 percent.

Ms Swinson also pledged to invest in child and teenage mental health services, wanting to match waiting times with physical conditions; though again, a backtrack on the state of child and teenage mental health services their coalition resulted in - staggeringly cut by £35million in the year up to 2015.

In order to fund this they will tax an extra penny in the pound.

The Lib Dem health spokeswoman, Luciana Berger, also a Labour defector, said the move would provide “a solid framework to improving the prospects of those with severe mental ill-health for generations to come”.

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Jo Swinson says she is ready for the fight to Downing Street (Image: GETTY)

The party also found itself focused on Jeremy Corbyn shortly after the announcement, with a miscommunication seeming to reveal Labour MP turned Liberal Democrat, Chuka Umunna, admitting he would do a deal with the Labour Party as a Lib Dem should its leadership outfit change.

His explanation only came after, with him seeming to undermine Ms Swinson's previous assertion that the Lib Dems’ “absolutely categorically ruling out” an alliance with the opposition.

Mr Umunna soon explained that there would be no coalition with other parties as “currently configured”.

Despite his reassurances, Ms Swinson’s spokesperson was quick to make doubly clear the Lib Dems would not work with Labour or the Tories, no matter who led them.

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