Question Time comes tonight from Huddersfield in the Colne Valley – where the surrounding hills provide a stunning view of the permanent yellow smog over the town. To the east lies the tourist attractions of the ICI complex, various shopping complexes and Leeds Road – the main escape route – which is lined by a selection of everything’s-a-pound shops, Netto, Lidl, and derelict buildings.
Who is actually on the panel this week? Let’s run it as a competition.
Okay: John Redwood. Okay, no prize for knowing him. Wikipedia reckons Norman Baker is either a Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport or the navigator on Thor Heyerdahl’s Ra, Ra II and Tigris reed boat expeditions. The explorer would be more interesting.
Rachel Reeves is apparently a Labour MP who is so unbelievably obscure that in her biography under “Personal” it only tells us that she moved house in 2006 and who her sister is. Yes, really.
Fern Britton is someone who was last spotted when ‘retiring’ from daytime television two years ago.
No, really…I give up. Who is he?
The LiveBlog will also stay open for the bizarreness of This Week with Andrew Neil, and Michael Portillo. They are joined on the Sofa of Mediocrity by Postman Prat…Alan Johnson.
David Vance, TheEye and David Mosque will be moderating the abuse here from 10:30pm. See you later!