Joining host David Dimbleby from the RAF Museum in London for this week's Question Time were Conservative work and pensions secretary Damian Green, Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, former SNP leader Alex Salmond, editor-at-large of The Independent Amol Rajan and the Daily Mail's political-editor-at-large Isabel Oakeshott.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first question revolved on whether British people give Theresa May a 'blank cheque' to force through Brexit. Oakeshott and Thornberry, were quickly at loggerheads over Labour's 170 questions for May. Oakeshott said Thornberry failed to answer even one question on Labour's immigration policy on the radio.

Oakeshott grew cross with the audience for suggestions the majority of people who voted Leave didn't know what they were voting for. Some of the audience agreed but Salmond claimed the Leave campaigners had misled the public. Thornberry was heckled and booed for saying the question that should be put to Leave voters was: "How many of you voted to take your neighbour's job away?"

It was put to Oakeshott that Daily Mail headlines vilifying Remain voters were divisive. Oakeshott said the term "remoaners" wasn't aimed at ordinary people but at politicians who had not respected the will of the people.

Perhaps surprisingly, given the current carnage in Aleppo and its possible repercussions, Syria wasn't up for debate.

Next the panel chaired a question on whether Republican candidate Donald Trump's comments about women made him an unfit candidate to be president. Rajan didn't mince his words, calling him a psychopath and a loner, with no friends.

Oakeshott wondered why it was that someone so obviously unsuitable hadn't yet been barged aside by the Clinton juggernaut. All the panel – particularly the MPs – were careful not to seem like they wanted to influence American voters, despite their obvious bewilderment. The only defence of Trump came from a member of the audience.

When the questions turned to Scotland, Salmond insisted that the 47% of the vote given to Sturgeon gave her a mandate to push for another referendum. That led to comments by Oakeshott that if 47% was a mandate, why was the 52% who voted Leave not seen as such?

The final question concerned whether the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn provided an effective opposition to the Tories. Equally unsurprisingly, everyone except the ever-loyal Thornberry said no.

BBC Question Time 13Oct2016
David Dimbleby hosted Question Time from the RAF Museum in London (13 October 2016) BBC