Tonight Question Time comes from St Andrews.
On the panel tonight we have Conservative leader in Scotland Ruth Davidson, Charlie *hic* Kennedy, Labour rebel Frank Field, Scottish National Party MSP Humza Yousaf and irritating toothy professional whinger Janet Street-Porter.
Your Moderators line-up consists of David Vance, David Mosque, TheEye and John Ward.
It’s a 10:30pm kick off and afterwards we will suffer the maddess that is This Week. In the past it’s been fair to say that QTs from Scotland have brought out some quite strong views from Commenters here. These days; satire, wit, banter and amusing heckling are welcome as always but plain abuse won’t get past moderation.
Don’t forget to look for Blue Nun Bingo updates on David Mosque’s website dedicated to the game here.
See you here later!
Frank Field, stout chap who is prepared to think the unthinkable when it comes to the workshy. Only ‘unthinkable’ of course to our hopeless and hapless political classes.
And do get Charlie’s name right.
It is Charlie ‘Wee Splash O’ Wine Hauf ‘n’ a Hauf an a Drop o’ Yon Green Stuff’ Kennedy. Anyway I doubt he’ll be there – he’ll have ‘missed his train’ again. Very sticky they are, seats in bars in stations.
Meh not quite – was the plane he ‘missed’.
And the LibDems would have foisted this rank embarrassment onto us as Prime Minister 🙁
Yes, Frank is the best kind of Labour bloke-file under Hoey and Stuart as having integrity despite the blandishments and bile of NuLabor.
He refused to speak at Tolpuddle a few years back because the trendy Wendy methodists refusing his hymn…”Rise up you Men of God”
It was sexist you see.
Ever since, I`ve had some time for Mr Field…that he brought Harriet Harman low before Brown dug her up from the crypt is a bonus…not his fault she`s stlll infecting the body politic!
Anybody want to bet that the BBC move heaven and earth to get a QT on Merseyside ASAP?
For the record, I think everyone outside Liverpool agrees with what the Policeman said.
You would be surprised. I belong to a football forum for fans of a rival team, and they refuse any mention that might blame Liverpool fans for any wrongdoing in this. Heysel talk is also banned but I think that is due to some (sick) people using these tragedies to point-score against Liverpool fans.
Is that because they genuinely think that or is it because they fear a Scouse backlash?
A lot of them genuinely think it I believe, because a lot of them were led to believe that the wicked Tories under Fatcher were trying to destroy the Norh of England, particularly places like Liverpool, and that it was all a plot to teach Liverpool a lesson.
The site I’m on actually laughs regularly at the scousers but would stick together with other fans rather than the government (particularly a “Tory” one) or the police. It shows what brainwashing can do! I’m sure, though, that there are many who think some of the Liverpool fans (though not all) deserve some of the blame but would get banned, or threatened with a ban if they mention Hillsborough or Heysel without the simpering words of sympathy.
The trouble is that the ones who were killed were innocent, absolutely and conclusively, as they were the ones in the ground already (obviously with valid tickets) and if anyone condemns the actions of a few drunken fans it’s taken to mean that you are blaming the genuine victims.
It’s a bit like when people on here blame the Islamists for terrorism and the Dezzies and Scotties pretending that they are accusing all Moslems even though that is not the case.
Kennedy’s there to tout the anti-war line re: Afghanistan, no?
True in the end. So they had the other Lib Dem take the anti-war line instead.