BBC Question Time: open thread

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2008

Lib Dem MEP for the south-east of England Baroness Emma Nicholson is one of the panellists on tonight’s Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT).

The panel will also include the Minister of State in the Scotland Office and Labour MP for Greenock and Inverclyde David Cairns; Conservative shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley; Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon; and comedian, actor and writer David Mitchell.

So, if you want to sound-off as you watch, please feel free to use the comments thread.

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Oh dear. The Beeb’s peculiar attitude against the Lib Dems continues even when we have a (nominal) representative on QT.

Surely we must be able to get some sort of steer about who is the Lib Dem rep? Emma Nicholson is totally inappropriate for the audience and makes the Lib Dems look like we’re importing spokespeople from south of the border – like the Tories have to do because of their lack of talent in Scotland.

by Dan on July 3, 2008 at 11:01 pm. Reply #

Having said which, I thought much of what she said was pretty good, better than many of our better known figures. Whilst I agree it might have been better to have a more resoundingly Scottish person, I also would like to think the audience capable of looking past her accent.

by Andy Hinton on July 4, 2008 at 1:15 am. Reply #

I watched QT for the first time in ages last night. I stopped watching it because it was so annoying, a constant competition to see who can be the most inane between the audience, the panel and the ever irritating David Dimbleby. Well for once David and the audience weren’t strong contenders.

I thought the SNP rep was everything I hate in modern politcians – smug and very safe. The rest of the panel (with the exception of the “celebrity” panelist) were total no-marks as well.

I watched it all but could feel my life ebbing away. When is the BBC going to do politics properly? Sack the Dimblebys, axe the swingometer and give us more local detail and how politics affects real lives.

by Cllr Neil Bradbury on July 4, 2008 at 9:27 am. Reply #

Lib Dem MEP for the south-east of England Baroness Emma Nicholson is one of the panellists on tonight’s Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT).

errrr “BST” not “GMT” methinks….

by NM on July 4, 2008 at 12:43 pm. Reply #

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