10-Year-Old Girl Accuses BBC Presenter of Not Being Educated Properly

Publish Date
Monday, 21 March 2016, 7:57AM

Veteran broadcaster Andrew Neil was left stunned during a debate about the sugar tax on children's channel CBBC when a 10-year-old girl demolished his argument and suggested he wasn't "educated properly enough" to understand healthy living.

10-year-old Charlotte and fellow guest Henrietta took turns to ask Mr Neil about a sugar tax. 

During the discussion the presenter asks whether the sugar tax is another example of the nanny state.

Charlotte, replies: "Mr Neil, do you remember on January 31st 1983 when seat belts were made compulsory?"

"It wasn't a popular idea. People didn't like it. But do you know how many lives it saved a year?

"Three hundred lives per year because the government did something."

The presenter then addresses both schoolgirls saying: "When I was your age and someone told me not to do something that usually meant I tried to do it."

Charlotte then concludes the segment by responding: "Well, maybe you weren't educated properly enough about health and wellbeing."

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