Meant to ask you if by chance you saw “Question Time” last night? We had the predictable LOADING of the panel with Douglas Alexander (Left) Sarah Teather (Even more Left) Clare Short ( Very Left) Rod Liddle (Left but sensible on some things) and … yes, the sopping wet as a lettuce Conservative MP Theresa May. Isn’t it amazing how at some point in virtually every edition of QT some lunatic from the audience gets the chance to shout out about the wrongness of the Iraqi war and as in last nights case about the nasty American’s evil desire for oil that prompted the invasion? Where DO they get these identikit moonbats? Has there ever been a QT audience that was reflective of British society and if not, why not?

Some years ago, I was in the QT audience in Belfast, at that time I was representative of the 50% or so of unionists that opposed doing any deal with the IRA. Out of the 100 or so people in the audience, there were three others that shared my view. 97 supported the government driven Belfast Agreement agenda. In what WAY was that programme giving a balanced view of political opinion? Even if one considers that just under 30% of the people in NI voted against the deal, that audience should statistically have had around 29 other people who more or less took the line I put across. It didn’t and they don’t, do they? This is symptomatic of how editorial bias works and shows just how pernicious it is in creating faux impressions of what the British people think.


I couldn’t let last evening’s Question Time Scottish extravaganza go without comment! What a leftist love-in from the caledonian socialist republic with a panel groaning with those on the political left! Did you see it? Naturally George Galloway – that doyen of the communist-loving dhimmified left – was given a rapturous welcome and his every utterance throughout the programme was warmly applauded. His praise of Castro in particular was revolting – but his sentiments were generally echoed by the other panellists to varying degrees. Might Castro become the patron saint of the Scottish Parliament? Every cliche about Cuba’s “World class” health service was repeated with no one offering a dissenting view. The poisonous SNP member Nicola Sturgeon was given free rein to spew forth her strident socialism, meanwhile we had Labour’s Cathy Jamieson and the Lib-Dem’s Nicol Stephen to provide even more …erm…left wing balance.The mild mannered and somewhat wet lettuce conservative Annabel Goldie was there as the token Tory. This edition of the programme was one of the worst I have seen in a while – with the rabble in the audience cheering on that on the panel. Do you think the BBC recruit in their audiences for this programme from the local socialist workers collective – or maybe that would be too mild for them?