BBC Question Time (12/2/09): open thread

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

For the second week running, there’s no Lib Dem representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT) – in fact, to be honest, it looks like it’s going to be a depressingly tedious show this week. But don’t let that put you off contributing to our LDV Open Thread!

The panel comprises Labour’s Minister for the Cabinet Office Liam Byrne (let’s hope he’ll have had his cappuccino and soup), Tory shadow minister for communities and local government Justine Greening (whose face was beamed out of Putney on election night 2005), Birmingham City councillor and leader of Respect Salma Yaqoob (who won 28% of the vote and finished second in Birmingham Sparkbrook that same night), Sun columnist Kelvin ‘Gotcha’ MacKenzie and gardener and television presenter Monty Don.

And for those who are staying up extra late for BBC1’s This Week, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Simon Callow and Vanessa Feltz will be on hand to lighten the atmosphere alongside Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott. That sounds like my idea of hell, personally… but don’t let that put you off, either.

If you’re tuning in to watch tonight, remember: don’t get angry, get commenting. And you’re probably advised to seek medical help, too.