Question Time guest accuses SNP Westminster leader of ‘crocodile tears’ over Gaza in heated clash

The SNP’s Westminster leader was accused of crying “crocodile tears” over the conflict in Gaza by a fellow BBC Question Time panellist.

Stephen Flynn and Times journalist Melanie Phillips clashed during Thursday’s episode (14 March) as they discussed aid entering the enclave.

Ms Phillips, who lives part-time in Israel, blasted Mr Flynn’s demand for a ceasefire without Hamas releasing hostages and also claimed that she has seen pictures of “stocked” food markets in Gaza.

When Mr Flynn described her claims as “outrageous” she launched into a personal attack, accusing him of “crocodile tears” and added that his “hypocrisy is epic”.