Question Time is going to be worth watching tonight

Most often these days, I can’t even force myself to watch Question Time and I’m interested in politics. It’s become such an unbalanced, thoughtless shouting match which rarely yields intelligent observation. The liberal viewpoint is rarely represented and the frequent presence of the most unpalatable voices from the right wing tabloids or extreme right wing politics just makes me want to weep.

Tonight, though, we are in for a treat.

Not only are we going to get our amazing Sal Brinton, but also on the panel, fresh from Strictly, is the one and only Reverend Richard Coles. He will no doubt bring a bit of good humour and thoughtfulness to the proceedings.

Lisa Nandy was one of the editors of The Alternative, the book advocating a progressive alliance.

We might see a spat between brexiteers Chris Grayling and Tory Peer and Next CEO Simon Wolfson, too. Wolfson isn’t showing any sign of “bregret” but he has been critical of the Government’s approach to Brexit. 

It all happens at the usual time of 10:45 on BBC1. If you’re on Twitter, join in with the discussion at #bbcqt.

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

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8 Comments

  • Thank you for the tip. Will try to watch tonight.

  • Matt (Bristol) 19th Oct '17 - 9:09pm

    Will Dimbleby talk over the women … again?

  • Apparently Trade Unionists in Tolls Royce Derby are worried that 5000 people will lose their jobs following a hard Brexit.

  • Yesterdays local election results make very grim reading, very grim indeed. This is the reality we have to deal with.

  • Celia Challis 20th Oct '17 - 10:16am

    Wholeheartedly agree with the author’s views on Question Time set out in the opening paragraph. However, will watch on Catch Up. Thanks for the work you all do and for carrying the banner of common sense. Cx

  • It was rewarding to see the whole panel, Grayling aside, united in demanding a major change in the handling of ‘Universal Credit’…
    I was particularly pleased in noting that when Sal Brinton was speaking Lisa Nandy was nodding, and vice versa…More in common than many threads on LDV would have us believe…

  • Brexit Tine – zzzz. Ok, this was a bit more interesting than of late,by which I mean we got to q3 before the usual Quitling ranting screeching and frothing started. Yawn. Dimbleby wasn’t as annoying as usual either, but is long past being put out to pasture. Sal Brinton, Lisa Nandy and Richard Cole did well. No longer essential viewing in my household either though.

  • theakes: The Gravesham (Meopham North) result was a bit more encouraging

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