Students at Brunel University staged a mass walkout at a debate that Katie Hopkins was taking part in. 

The controversial TV personality and newspaper columnist was taking part in a panel debate about the Welfare State. 

But as soon as she started speaking the majority of the crowd stood up and turned their back on her. The crowd then proceeded to exit the event. 

Brunel Student Union President Ali Milani commented on the walkout after the event: "It is important to note that the conversation at no point has been about banning Ms Hopkins from speaking on campus, or denying her right to speak. It is instead about saying it is distasteful and incongruous for our University, as part of a 50th celebration event, to provide a platform to someone who adds nothing to the intellectual or academic discourse; and an individual who publicly utters such overtly bigoted views."