Question Time 11th February

Question Time tomorrow night is a Northern Ireland special. On the panel will be leader of Traditional Unionist Voice Jim Allister QC, Old Bailey bomber and IRA terrorist Gerry Kelly, Conservative Lord Trimble, Sammy Wilson of the DUP and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun “Where’s my Butler” Woodward.

Coming at an important stage of  political changes in Northern Ireland, it will be fascinating to see how the BBC attempt to shape the news agenda with their choice of panel, audience and questions.

For those who wish to take part in the B-BBC Buzzword Bingo, we will be playing by the “Stormont Rules” meaning that “Iris Robinson” is on every card, and getting “Blair“, “Mowlam” and “Hand of History” on a diagonal line is an instant win. The prize this week is a shared Nobel Peace Prize (slightly scratched).

As usual, the live chat will begin here at 22:35 UK time and, as the All Seeing Eye is back, we’ll be carrying on through ‘This Week’ afterwards too. Please come and join us!

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9 Responses to Question Time 11th February

  1. hippiepooter says:

    Well, by the look of the choice of panel, in favour of Unionists!


    • All Seeing Eye says:

      Unionists, except for Jim Allister, in favour of sitting in government with terrorists though.


  2. Martin says:

    Bet the main question is about bin bag mohammaden.


  3. Gosh says:

    Count me in!!  I’ll be away early on Fri for valentines weekend and was going to go to bed early but this would be too good to miss….


  4. John Horne Tooke says:

    Maybe it will be worth watching for a change – I know nothing of the politics of Northern Ireland as our media are more concerned over the US than what is happening on our own doorstep.  I have heard of Sammy Wilson who seems like an amiable fellow – although I have no idea of his politics. Seeing how he questioned the ActonCO2 Grimms fairy tale adverts, he must be from the far-far right wing 😉 .


  5. David vance says:

    Sammy likes putting terrorists in government but is a fun-loving chap in so many ways.


    • John Horne Tooke says:

      Thanks David – it just goes to show that a lot of us here in England have no idea about the politics of Norther Ireland.


  6. hippiepooter says:

    I’m sure the referendum on the Belfast Agreement would have been No if Blair hadn’t lied through his back teeth about no terrorists being released without full decommissioning, but now we have to deal with the situation as it is.  The swing from UUP to DUP forced Sinn Fein/PIRA to stop foot dragging on meeting their end of the bargain.  Let’s see if the Trad Unionists can swing the electorate away from the DUP now.  I doubt the consequences would be good though.


  7. Travis Bickle says:

    If somebody asks Gerry Kelly a question he doesn’t like, will they be kneecapped afterwards?