13 November 2019 18:53
On Question Time Nigel Farage beamed after Ms Hewertson commented: "At this point in time the only things that should be left in Europe should be Liverpool and Tottenham." The Brexit backer explained how, despite being a Conservative Party member, she will vote for the Brexit Party in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Polling suggests the Brexit Party is likely to win, with the Conservatives pushed into fourth or fifth place. "The fact that we have not left is absolutely shocking and I think that will show next week in the polling stations." The UK had been due to leave the EU on March 29, but this has been delayed twice until October 31 unless Theresa May's Brexit deal passes Parliament. It's a perfect story – attractive teenager on Question Time goes viral for unexpected views on Brexit, thereby giving the press an excuse to run a colourful profile of her. But the BBC's puff piece doesn't question her about the "old men" in politics she so decries helming the pro-Brexit movement she supports, or how Brexit will impact the lives of young people like her who weren't eligible to vote in 2016's referendum.
She's a member of Turning Point UK, a right-wing pressure group aimed at millennials that posts her videos about politics. Turning Point UK, whose disastrous launch was covered thoroughly by the BBC, hasn't had very much influence at all – compared with, say, the young activists in the Labour-supporting Momentum movement, who are rarely given unquestioningly positive coverage. The BBC seems to have accepted it should have mentioned Hewertson's main political credential, in an update tweeted last night at the take-out-the-trash Twitter time of 6.14pm: "Emily is also an influencer for Turning Point UK, thanks to those that asked us to make this clear". She's 19, and like many girls her age she likes clubbing and Instagram - but she's also a member of the Conservative party, an influencer for right-wing group Turning Point UK and an aspiring politician. She went viral after appearing in the audience of a BBC Question Time election special where many viewers were quick to point out that she doesn't look like your "typical politician".
I think CCHQ should be reformed and it should be more representative of the Conservative Party. A teenager who describes herself as 'cute, loud and Conservative' watched the EU elections results live from her phone as she partied the night away in a Leicester nightclub. Emily Hewertson, 19, from Northampton, shared video of herself getting ready for the big night out in a hotel room on Twitter. She later shared a second clip of her in the club, dancing to a DJ set from duo We Are Pax and smiling as her friends filmed her clutching her phone as she watched the results roll in. The teenager, who wasn't old enough to vote in the EU elections three years ago, captioned the video 'When you're on a night out but need to watch the EU election results' followed by a laughing emoji.
Emily, who workers as an influencer for Turning Point UK - a youth Conservative pressure group - blasted her party over Brexit live on television and admitted she would be voting for Nigel Farage's new outfit at the European elections, saying the Conservatives 'let us down' (pictured watching the EU election results in a hotel room before a night out) The blonde, pictured getting ready while watching the results roll in, is backing Dominic Raab in the upcoming Conservative leadership election. She told the Question Time audience added 'the only things that should be left in Europe are Liverpool and Tottenham'. And when the Brexit Party do well - and I hope they do and that's coming from a Conservative Party member. 'I have been a member of the Conservative Party since I was 16, I'm now 19, I've canvassed for them. 'But the party has let us down and I will be voting for the Brexit Party during the European elections and that seems to me a democratic way of having a 'second referendum' - which would be undemocratic.' 'I have been a member of the Conservative Party since I was 16, I'm now 19, I've canvassed for them' Emily told the Question Time audience Emily, who often fights of trolls and engages with admirers online, proudly told everyone she was voting for Nigel Farage's party, and she believes conservative values 'empower women' Later in the programme he referenced her and said: 'The lady at the back earlier on who said she was a Conservative party member and said she is going to vote for the Brexit Party. The minister asked: 'What is your answer to my point that whatever sort of Brexit you want, we have to get a majority of MPs to vote for it in the House of Commons? 'We have a House of Commons, we have Members of Parliament, 34 Conservatives voted against it, so we are not able to deliver on it.