BBC Question Time: open thread

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2008

Lynne Featherstone, Lib Dem MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and the party’s spokeswoman on youth and equality issues, is one of the panellists on tonight’s Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT), back for a new series tonight.

The panel will also include the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman, Conservative shadow business secretary Alan Duncan, editor of Private Eye magazine Ian Hislop, and chief executive of the Next fashion chain Simon Wolfson.

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

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This technical argument about guarantees is very dull and has gone on too long . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:45 pm. Reply #

Well said Simon, let’s get a sense of proportion . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm. Reply #

Lynne looks great. I love the glasses but she needs some jewellery round her neck . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm. Reply #

This Simon bloke seems to know what he’s talking about . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm. Reply #

Yes, well that’s the problem with the system. Everyone has to justify their pay to the higher level, until you get to the board and then everyone is just swapping large cheques with each other. We need some serious proposals from Vince to deal with this.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm. Reply #

Well done Harriet for sweeping Alan into the pedal bin . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 10:59 pm. Reply #

Harriet for Prime Minister. Obviously!

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:01 pm. Reply #

We do. Everything Nick said in his speech about bonuses and fat cats was all very well, but not backed up by a policy motion that I noticed.

Sorry, I’m not actually watching the programme. I just wanted to vary the appearance of the thread a bit 😀

by Alix Mortimer on September 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm. Reply #

Ian is a bit of a bore really . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm. Reply #

Now Harriet is being boring . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:05 pm. Reply #

Dimbleby doesn’t help with his pedantic pressing of the point . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm. Reply #

She usually is.

by David from Ealing on September 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm. Reply #

I like her.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm. Reply #

Oh yes, Michael Meacher would be great, for reasons of nostalgia maybe . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:11 pm. Reply #

Tony Blair was not a bad PM. Apart from Iraq, he did OK.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm. Reply #

Gordon Brown just can’t go on. Are Labour really saying it’s Brown until 2015? Because that’s the implication if Brown is to fight a 2010 election. It’s unthinkable.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm. Reply #

Over on BBC2 we’ve stormed to victory in Frank Luntz’s focus group.

God knows what Sesenco will make of that 🙂

by Hywel Morgan on September 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm. Reply #

Alan was right there. Brown has just pissed off so many people with his bullying.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:16 pm. Reply #

With hair like that, you don’t deserve a vote . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:17 pm. Reply #

“Newsnight predict Lib Dem landslide” anyone?

by Ian Ridley on September 18, 2008 at 11:18 pm. Reply #

We’ve already got a de facto UK President. We should make it official.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:18 pm. Reply #

Yes, Palin has been a huge shot in the arm for the Republicans . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:19 pm. Reply #

I saw this on the news. Harriet is going to be in trouble for backing the Democrats. But what the hell? She’s just stating the blindingly obvious.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:20 pm. Reply #

What on earth is wrong with character politics? I want characters. Characters with ideas. I want leaders I can relate to.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm. Reply #

Too complacent Alan. We’re catching religion from America big time . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:24 pm. Reply #

Good effort Lynne . . . don’t go on too long . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm. Reply #

We should follow the Conservatives on inheritance tax. But if we keep dissing their policy, it’s going to make it that much harder.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm. Reply #

Thanks for the invite Alan. But no thanks.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm. Reply #

Oh dear. Sensible Simon is dissing us now a bit . . . before backing our tax cutting agenda . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:33 pm. Reply #

Wow! An endorsement from Ian!

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:34 pm. Reply #

Don’t heckle Lynne . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:35 pm. Reply #

Vince Cable next week and the listening woman, Hazel Blears.

by David from Ealing on September 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm. Reply #

Well that was pretty boring. It’s a good job I’m so good looking, or this thread would be a bit of an eyesore . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:36 pm. Reply #

Littlewood is now on QT extra, with Isaby.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:39 pm. Reply #

Labour always wheel out Blears when things are terrible.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:40 pm. Reply #

And Vince is on This Week.

by Joe Otten on September 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm. Reply #

Littlewood thinks Brown should go international. I should think that’s the last thing the rest of the world needs . . .

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm. Reply #

Thought Lynne wasn’t great tonight- is it just me?

by Manj on September 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm. Reply #

No she was pretty good.

by Laurence Boyce on September 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm. Reply #

I rather enjoyed ian hislop’s demolition of harriet harman (who deserved it), and his bit to help us along too.

by john on September 19, 2008 at 12:21 am. Reply #

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