BBC Question Time: open thread and live-blog

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2008

To Glasgow tonight, for a mainly-Scottish edition of the BBC’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT), where the Lib Dems’ recently elected Scottish leader, Tavish Scott MSP, will appear.

Joining Tavish on the panel will be: Labour’s Secretary of State for Scotland, Jim Murphy; deputy first minister of Scotland the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon; shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, Tory Philip Hammond; and Daily Mail columnist, the fragrant Melanie Phillips.

Now let me think… which of those is most likely to annoy LDV readers? Well, remember: if you’re tuning in to watch, don’t get angry, get commenting. This week we’re experimenting with a CoverItLive feed for extra thrill-packed 2.0 interactivity (from 10.30 pm).

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Sorry to go off-topic, but here‘s some new interesting revelations about members of BNP AND other political parties.

by Anonymous on November 21, 2008 at 12:37 am. Reply #

(Of course, some things in those shouldn’t be taken too seriously.;-) )

by Anonymous on November 21, 2008 at 1:02 am. Reply #

My Lord, I’m going to have to go and sew up my sides after reading Littlecock’s HILARIOUS satire there…

by Jennie on November 21, 2008 at 2:08 am. Reply #

I chanced to catch a few minutes of QT last night, and a rare sympathetic moment from Mel P. She made a good point about the shortage of mature social workers, and the over-emphasis on academic qualifications.

by Frank H Little on November 21, 2008 at 11:06 am. Reply #

I want that tie. Now. 😉

by Huw Dawson on November 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm. Reply #

If the BBC and other political parties are supporters of free speech by all in our country, why not let the BNP (a legal British politcal party) have the right to air their views on television and in the press, also let them have the right to reply to accusations made against them. If their views are unacceptable to the majority of fair minded British people, then the electorate will decide their fate.

As it is,inteligent people distrust those with absolute power,with good reason – ie the ruling elite, press, TV, and all those who have a menopoly,so let those in power be seen to be fair.

by Peter Blake on November 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm. Reply #

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