Mick Lynch, general secretary at the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), joined Fiona Bruce and a star-studded panel as BBC Question Time ventured to Stratford-upon-Avon.
The RMT’s rail strike featured heavily during discussions on the BBC’s flagship panel programme.
Around 40,000 staff members from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) ground the country to a halt over concerns about pay and work conditions.
However, one audience member was far from appreciative of Mr Lynch’s intervention.
Mr Lynch was met with groans when he explained how maintenance teams at King’s Cross were not allowed to provide support at nearby Euston.
Mr Lynch said: “It is right because they are two different regions… the assets and equipment on them are entirely different.”
“It is a ludicrous situation.”
The pair locked horns as other panellists and audience members watched on.
Mr Lynch was joined on the panel by ex-Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib, Safeguarding Minister Rachel Maclean, Shadow International Trade Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds and Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden.
Ms Bruce will be joined by a new panel in Inverness next week, before heading to Barnsley in a fortnight.