BBC Question Time: open thread 14/5/09

by Stephen Tall on May 14, 2009

Well, here’s irony for you – Lib Dem representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm) is none other than Sir Menzies Campbell, former party leader and ardent cushion fan.

And joining Ming on the panel will be Ben Brogan, assistant editor of the Daily Telegraph, the paper which has led the news agenda over the past week by peddling stolen documents. Both were booked weeks ago – it’s simple coincidence tonight’s the night they spar.

Also on the panel are that great Labour survivor (well, survivor anyway) Housing Minister Margaret Beckett, Tory shadow work and pensions secretary Theresa May (whose love of designer shoes perhaps exceeds even Ming’s passion for Roman blinds), and the CEO of McDonald’s UK Steve Easterbrook (who will perhaps be relieved that MPs not McDonald’s will be this week’s target for criticism).

Remember, if you’re tuning in, you can join the general debate on Twitter here at #bbcqt, or the LDV debate below. Meanwhile Lib Dem blogger Mark Thompson will be liveblogging events via CoverItLive at his own blog.