Question Time – open thread, 21/05 #bbcqt

BBC’s Question Time is on tonight at the earlier time of 9pm.  As I write this, the BBC’s QT website says

Question Time, the BBC’s premier political debate programme chaired by David Dimbleby, will be in Salisbury on Thursday 21 May, for a special edition going out at 2100 BST on BBC One.

The panel will include Health Minister Ben Bradshaw, Conservative shadow foreign secretary William Hague, treasurer of UKIP Marta Andreasen, former independent MP Martin Bell and one other guest to be confirmed.

Here’s hoping the “one other guest” will be a Lib Dem.

If you’re tuning in, you can join the simultanous online Twitter debate here at #bbcqt, or the LDV debate in the thread below. Meanwhile Lib Dem blogger Mark Thompson will be liveblogging events via CoverItLive at his own blog.

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  • Thank the lord – its vince. I am so relieved

  • No-one else???? Helloooooooo?

  • And Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

  • Terry Gilbert 21st May '09 - 9:24pm

    Hi Dom! Heard today that Vince’s book has arrived at my local library after I reserved it. Sadly the branch is closed on Thursdays….

    Is it Vince because we’d originally nominated someone with dodgy expenses, i wonder…?

  • He is doing a very good job indeed, he is remaining calm. Did anyone notice hague lost his usual calmness earlier.

  • Vince is doing very well and winning the audience. Even Hague and Jasmine A B are doing well compared with last weeks program.

  • Yasmin speaks well of the Lib Dems.

  • Hague is now attacking proportional representation. We really need to attack the miss representation that we will end up with a parliament like Italy or Israel. A multi-member STV where e.g in Manchester these who choose to can select the Labour MPs in order of preference putting Hazel last is not the same as the other proportional systems.

  • Of the parties, we won that very clearly methinks. Night all

  • This is my home city. And I didn’t even know they were here… 🙁

  • Vince was excellent. Hague was solid. And considering he was the whipping boy, even Bradshaw did the best job of a bad lot.

    Its quite clear that people are in no mood to be fair – or even rational – ‘its all you lot’ gets the biggest cheer regardless of the real facts.

    Dangerous political times indeed

    I do think

  • Damn BBC scheduling I am out at 9pm every Thursday 🙁

  • David from W5 22nd May '09 - 9:40am

    Maybe the BBC should move Question Time to 9pm every week. I find myself not watching it sometimes because it goes on too late.

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