Alistair Carmichael on Question Time tonight

Finally, we have a Lib Dem on Question Time.

Alistair will, I’m sure, seek to highlight the general uselessness of the annexe to the Government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

If it weren’t for Alistair, I’d be tempted not to watch tonight. The smug apologism for Trump that Piers Morgan represents is bad enough, but Chris Grayling and Emily Thornberry can usually be guaranteed to annoy me.

It is good that our unique position on Brexit is going to get the airing it deserves. It’s on at the usual time of 10:45 on BBC1. I’ll get the popcorn….

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • ā€œ….but Chris Grayling and Emily Thornberry can usually be guaranteed to annoy me. ā€œ

    And no doubt, that annoyance is compounded by the fact that you have no ability to ‘moderate’ them into the LDV waste bin.?

  • Caron for once we agree – Morgan and Thornbury are about as bad as it gets. I suppose it could have been slightly worse, they could have had Gove instead of Grayling.

  • J Dunn. Only in your head.

  • “Alistair will, Iā€™m sure, seek to highlight the general uselessness of the annexe to the Government led by Jeremy Corbyn.”

    That seemed to be about all he WAS interested in. if the Lib Dems want to be taken seriously as some sort of opposition party, they might want to try attacking the Tories a bit more. As for Labour being an “annexe” to the Tories, I have one word in response: coalition.

    I’ve just watched the first part of QT (the Brexit bit) and it should serve as a reality check for Lib Dems. Most of the panellists (and many in the audience) voted Remain but think the government has a moral duty to act upon the result of the referendum. And as Piers Morgan amusingly demonstrated, May’s negotiating approach is in fact an effective one.

  • I usually sit through QT as sometimes there are serious debates…However, this time I turned off after 30 minutes…The panelists just wanted to snipe at one another and the audience seemed far too sycophantic to add anything to the debates..Together with Dimbleby’s constant interruptions; a waste of time..

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