BBC Question Time (22/1/09): open thread

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2009

David Laws, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for children, schools and families – and the brains behind the Orange Book – is the party’s representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT).

David will be appearing alongside Labour’s Minister for Europe Caroline Flint (and let’s see if we can avoid mentioning Caroline’s phwoar-factor in this thread, eh?), shadow defence secretary Liam Fox (whose sexist, racist jokes keep ’em rolling about on the Tory benches), former British ambassador to Washington Sir Christopher Meyer (whose diaries revealed the extent of Blair’s Iraq hypocrisy), and Daily Telegraph columnist Janet Daley (who almost derailed Nick Clegg’s leadership single-handedly last year by praising him for “talking common sense about tax and public spending”).

And for those who are staying up extra late for BBC1’s This Week, Rageh Omaar, Will Hutton and Kwame Kwei-Armah will be on hand to lighten the atmosphere alongside Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott.