Watch Ed Davey on Question Time tonight!

Ed Davey makes his first appearance as leader on BBC Question Time tonight. The virtual audience comes from Chingford, which is one of the places where co-operation between us and Labour could get rid of a notorious Tory. In December, Iain Duncan-Smith scraped home ahead of Labour by 1200 votes. We polled 2700 in third.

Here’s the full panel:

Peter Borg Neal is the CEO of Oakman Inns so will no doubt have strong views on both being told to shut at 10pm and the economic announcements today. Devi Sridhar has become a very familiar face during the pandemic with her analysis of what is needed.

We have already called out the inadequacy of the Chancellor’s measures today. Christine Jardine slammed the lack of a proper plan for economic recovery and the lack of respect for the budget setting process in the devolved parliaments:

To announce new measures only a month before the furlough scheme ends when businesses and ourselves have been calling for it for months is unacceptable – particularly when the budget has also been cancelled.

“We need to know what the Chancellor is going to do to help the three million people still excluded from any support, how he proposes to create the jobs and training we need to avoid mass unemployment and where are the incentives for investment in our industries – especially the green economy.

“And finally, when is this Government going to respect the devolution settlement and give the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations the guidance he removed by cancelling the budget so that they can make their own plans?”

I don’t watch Question Time often these days but I shall tonight. Join me and take part in the conversation on Twitter, using #bbcqt.

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

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One Comment

  • Ed, Loise Haigh, etc. did very well…The exception, as always, was the government spokesman…
    On just about every question Alok Sharma was left floundering. Unusually for QT the chair persisted in demanding facts and Sharma’s incoherent attempts to waffle and change the subject were exposed time after time.
    Apart from one member, who seemed to inhabit a parallel universe, the virtual audience were critical of just about every aspect of the government’s Covid response..

    All in all a good evening for Ed..

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