Piers Corbyn and his anti-vaxxer mob were last night forcibly removed from a Peoples’ Question Time event after shrieking at a panel member who refused to respond to a conspiracy theorist’s diatribe about Covid being a ‘hoax’.
After repeatedly trying reason with the finger-pointing horde in the face of considerable abuse, panel chair Anne Clarke calmly asked, ‘Can we please get Piers Corbyn and his friends out of here’.
The infamous science sceptic has been resorting to increasingly desperate measures in a bid to promote his anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories, including shouting at pupils outside a London school in a bid to scare them off getting the jab.
Earlier this month, a mob led by Mr Corbyn stormed a university lecture held by Professor Neil Ferguson, with one activist branding the government adviser a ‘f*****g murderer’.
Footage of last night’s event at City Hall shows the moment Mr Corbyn was removed by security officers while he led chants of ‘shame on you’ at Ms Clarke.
The disruption began when an audience member asked Ms Clarke: ‘My question is when are you going to get in touch with reality and end the Covid hoax?’
The disruption began when an audience member asked Ms Clarke: ‘My question is when are you going to get in touch with reality and end the Covid hoax? The whole thing is a complete scam.’
She responded: ‘We’re not here to make speeches. Is this transport related? No, next question. Sir you’re wasting time.’
Mr Corbyn – brother of former Labour leader Jeremy – regularly attends rallies and protests against the Covid-19 pandemic, and earlier this week interrupted an NHS funding rally addressed by his brother.
At last night’s event the man continued shouting even after his microphone was taken away from him. He said: ‘You said you would answer every single question.’
Ms Clarke said: ‘There was no question. Move on please. Can we ask the guest to leave please.’
A group of anti-vaxxers then erupt into a chant of ‘answer the question’ as filming grinds to a halt.
Others stood at the back shout ‘this is a democracy’, ‘answer the question’ and ‘disgusting’.
Ms Clarke added: ‘Covid deniers in the back please sit down or you will be asked to leave.’
After repeatedly trying reason with the finger-pointing horde in the face of considerable abuse, panel chair Anne Clarke calmly asked, ‘Can we please get Piers Corbyn and his friends out of here’
The anti-vaxxers then erupted into a chant of ‘answer the question’ as filming grinds to a halt. Pictured, the event
Mr Corbyn is removed by security officers after his band of anti-vaxxers forced the show to stop filming
Mr Corbyn is bundled out of the event by security officers
Another chant of ‘shame of you’ begins as a bewildered Ms Clarke said: ‘Can we please get Piers Corbyn and his friends out of here. We’ll just wait for these people to leave. Thank you everyone for your patience.’
The free event – which audience members could sign up for online – had been an opportunity for Londoners to ask Mayor Sadiq Khan about his plans for the capital’s future.
A description of the evening read: ‘This is your chance to hear the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the London Assembly, talk about their plans and priorities for the city.
‘Hot topics on the night include; transport, policing and safety, air quality and the environment, housing and London’s economic recovery.’
This message came up on the screen after filming was forced to pause due to the disruption