Welsome to the BBC Question Time live-chat here on Biased-BBC.
It is broadcast from Edinburgh tonight, and our glittering array of joyful smiling faces this week are Labour peer “Lord” Falconer, the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP and the columnist Melanie Phillips. And Marcus Brigstocke will be the oxygen thief on the end. Enjoy!
Another Thursday, another BBC Question Time. Tonight it is broadcast from Edinburgh and the panel will feature the Labour peer “Lord” Falconer, the former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, and the columnist Melanie Phillips. The and-somebody-else mouthbreathing spot this week goes to Marcus Brigstocke who is supposed to be a comedian. But isn’t.
As usual we will be following the occasion with a live-chat which will carry on through This Week until we can either suffer no more or the alcohol has run out. Probably a combination of the two. Please join David Vance and myself at 10:30pm UK time for the fun and games!
The traditional Question Time live-chat is here tonight, so please feel encouraged to join our usual Biased-BBC hecklers and jesters in providing a running commentary on the pronouncements of Immigration Minister Phil Woolas, the Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling, Sir Menzies Campbell, Clare Short and Nick Ferrari. See you at 10:30pm
Question Time today comes from Weston-super-Mare. On the panel are Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and self-promoting turncoat Shaun Woodward, the Conservative Shadow Security Minister Pauline Neville-Jones, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on communities and local government Julia Goldsworthy, the deeply unfunny commentator Will Self and the rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist, television presenter and writer James Cracknell.
David Vance will be picking up the live-chat baton here at 10:30pm, assisted by TheEye. Hope you can make it!
As usual we will be shadowing Question Time with our very own Biased-BBC live-chat session tonight. Christopher Kelly has stirred the MPs expenses pot once more, David Cameron’s “cast iron guarantee” will surely come up, and of course this may be one of the last ever editions of Question Time – McDoom is about half way through his Fifty Days To Save The World.
Tonight’s event will be from Reading and the panel will be the Welsh Secretary Peter Hain MP, the Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert MP, the former Metropolitan Police commissioner “Sir” Ian Blair, the former MEP and perma-tanned Robert Kilroy-Silk. The final “eh? who?” slot is taken up by a Natalie Haynes. Please join us as usual at 10:30pm with David Vance back in the Big Chair here!
As is usual, Biased-BBC will be holding a live-chat in parallel with Question Time tomorrow night starting at 10:30pm UK time.
The panel in Llandudno will consist of the former home secretary Jacqui Smith MP, Shadow Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan MP, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and meteorite-man Lembit Opik MP, Plaid Cymru’s Elfyn Llwyd and John Sergeant.
Yours truly will, in the absence of David Vance, be promoting myself from assistant moderator into the big seat for the evening. Please join us!
I see that the BBC could face legal action over British National Party leader Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain has warned.
The show is due to feature Mr Griffin, Justice Secretary Jack Straw and Tory and Lib Dem panellists on 22 October. But Mr Hain has written to BBC director general Mark Thompson arguing the BNP was “an unlawful body” following a court ruling on its membership policy.
I can’t see to remember Mr Hain suggesting the BBC could face legal action when it allowed IRA godfathers onto Question Time, can you? It’s amazing the publicity that Griffin’s appearance is generating for the BBC, and the majority of this is being generated by the revolting moral relativists from the political left who object to the BNP being allowed the same opportunity to be questioned as George Galloway or Martin McGuinness. I have no time for any of these revolting groups but the startling hypocrisy of Hain does need to be exposed and in attacking the BBC, Hain hopes to short circuit any debate on HIS double standards.
Hi folks! Just setting up for later tonight. The panel on Question Time this evening is Alan Johnson, Damian Green, Norman Baker, Nigel Farage and Dame Joan Bakewell. Hope you can toodle along to our weekly get together in real time!
So what did you think about the BBC being accused of threatening public safety by its decision to invite the British National Party leader Nick Griffin on to its Question Time programme.
In a letter to Mark Thompson, the BBC Director-General, Hammersmith and Fulham Council called on the corporation to move the programme from Television Centre, in White City, West London, over fears that thousands of protesters will picket the building. In a letter, the council demanded that the BBC foot the bill for extra security if it refuses to relocate. Baroness Warsi, the Tory spokeswoman for community cohesion and social action, is to join the panel on October 22,The Times understands. She is set to appear alongside Bonnie Greer, the black writer and broadcaster, Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, and Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman.
Either way, we will have the liveblog here Thursday week. You are all cordially invited!