Let’s cheer on Layla on Question Time tonight

Question Time will actually be worth watching tonight as our Layla Moran makes her debut on the show.

She will be on the panel in Penzance with Conservative MP Nadim Zahawi, Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey, Professor Benjamin Zephaniah and Tim Martin, the founder of Wetherspoons, a chain few self-respecting remainers will be seen in these days.

We know Layla is brilliant at these things because she has always rocked on Any Questions with openness, honesty and strong arguments.

Lib Dems have been rarer than hen’s teeth on these big programmes – absent from Marr these last couple of weeks as well as the other big weekend political shows – so we must take every opportunity to get our message out. Support Layla on Twitter by following #bbcqt and retweeting other Lib Dems or anyone who comments positively on Layla’s performance and adding your own comments into the mix. Share our Exit from Brexit campaign as well. And if people are really supportive, encourage them to join us.

While you’re at it, share this parliamentary petition calling for a People’s Vote which has only just started and is already well on the way to the 100,000 signatures it needs to be considered for a debate in Parliament.

It should be a good show. It all starts on BBC1 at 10:45 pm.


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  • David Becket 29th Nov '18 - 11:22pm

    Layla handled the first two questions well, a far more reasoned approach than Martin and the Labour spokesperson. However I then gave up, twenty minutes of Dimbleby, the worst chairman on TV, is about as much as I can take.

  • nigel hunter 30th Nov '18 - 12:45am

    After Laylas barnstorming 1st question Zahawi looked surprised. Then ,as far as I was concerned was allowed for far too long to hog the limelite. Dimbleby patheticWetherspoons comment on WTO rules. They know we will need them, why will they be any easier to deal with than the EU.
    Fishing The large ships are foriegn owned and drop their fish off abroad it does not help us. Small ships will find it hard to survive. What with Macron baying for blood will our fishing industry survive. The Tories have a past on selling them down the river .

  • I increasingly don’t bother watching Question Time -or just dip in and out. Last night however Layla made it worth watching all the way through.

    A real breath of fresh air, she is articulate, confident, knowledgeable and punchy in her delivery.

  • John Marriott 30th Nov '18 - 1:17pm

    Pity she got off on the wrong foot by getting her ‘leave’ mixed up with her ‘remain’. She comes over in a rather ‘jolly hockeysticks’ and yet feisty way. I thought her best contribution was at the end when she talked about her experience as a teacher. The other panellists were rather disappointing. As usual, Ms Long Bailey was being “perfectly clear” about everything, Mr Zarfarwi towed the party, or should that be May line ? There was nothing but the ‘deal’ on offer, while Mr ‘Wetherspoon’ Martin might be able to run a pub; but would you want the likes of him to run the country? Benjamin Z was amiable enough and honest about fisheries, from his point of view. To be honest, some of the best comments came from the audience.

    I tend to support the view of ‘Question Time’ as voiced by Paul Holmes. Will a change of ‘chairman’ make much difference? Perhaps. Or is it, like many current affairs programmes in the past, getting past its sell by date in terms of its current format?

  • Nigel Jones 30th Nov '18 - 2:16pm

    I watched because Layla was there and she spoke well. It’s a pity the question about mental health in our schools came last. Much of the rest of the programme did not help us much, partly because of the questions but mainly because with the exception of Layla, the panellists struggled to give coherent and concise comments. The worst was the question about what happens if the deal is voted down; all the panellists should have said no one knows and then said what they personally would want to happen.

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