Wow – a Liberal Democrat on Question Time tonight

Good news. We have a Lib Dem on Question Time tonight.

It may actually be worth watching.

Although there is a downside.

Watch on BBC1 at 10:45 or on iPlayer later.

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

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12 Comments

  • Paul Murray 2nd Mar '17 - 6:17pm

    Wasn’t TIm Farron the guest on Unspun with Matt Forde the other night?

  • Eddie Sammon 2nd Mar '17 - 6:44pm

    I’d love to watch it but I need an early night tonight. I’ll watch it tomorrow, or read the reviews.

  • Ian Patterson 2nd Mar '17 - 11:34pm

    Breaking: Tories gain Kersal from Lab! Lab vote falls off cliff!

  • Good to see Ming, and to hear his humane sensible liberal approach applauded to.
    QT as a programme though is a real problem, the host is not a national treasure, he intervenes way too much, there are too many non politicians attacking politicians, and way way too many rabid reactionary bores. And, the same questions every week …. zzzzzzz

  • David Dimbleby is way past his sell by date and gets in the way of any attempt at proper debate.

  • Stephen Booth 3rd Mar '17 - 8:10am

    The sooner BBC kicks Question Time deep into the long grass the better. It masquerades as current affairs; it is not, it’s devised solely as entertainment by putting up highly controversial panelists from extreme ends of the political spectrum, ill informed members of the public and all under that smug, irritating popinjay David Dimbleby. Last night’s helping began with Peter Hitchens blaming the ills of the police forces across Britain on Roy Jenkins, ridiculous! I turned off. There’s more informed and rational debate in the Dog & Duck.

  • Gwyn Williams 3rd Mar '17 - 2:58pm

    Ming is a star. The audience was, surprisingly for Questiontime, supportive over the EU nationals in the UK vote in the House of Lords.

  • Michael Cole 3rd Mar '17 - 4:44pm

    I simply add my agreement to other comments regarding “that smug, irritating popinjay David Dimbleby.”

  • Alun Williams 5th Mar '17 - 1:32pm

    It’s not just Dimbleby. The BBC has been involved in a bizarre attempt to talk up UKIP’s chances – in spite of all the electoral evidence to the contrary. Ming Campbell is always splendid and his restrained, competent manner makes a welcome contrast to the “cheeky chappie” image so beloved of more recent leaders. How foolish we were not to give him the chance to lead the Lib Dems at a general election.

  • Richard Underhill 5th Mar '17 - 4:24pm

    Tim Farron will be on Any Questions next week.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgvj
    Deborah Angela Elspeth Abrahams is Labour

  • Michael Cole 6th Mar '17 - 8:56pm

    @Alun Williams: You are right to point out the excessive prominence given to UKIP by the BBC. Even post-Stoke they are still granting airtime and long interviews to the unsuccessful candidate, the party chairman, ex-leaders, the MEPs and even their controversial representative for Wales. Does anyone know whether this is in line with BBC’s alleged formula for giving fair prominence and unbiased coverage to all parties ?

    I share your respect for Ming.

    Regarding the “cheeky chappie”, I can’t imagine whom you have in mind, but IMHO our present leader is brilliant and spot-on.

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