Question Time Live Chat

David Dimbleby presents this week’s unedifying prospect from Bath. On the panel are Conservative MP and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clark, Caroline Flint Labour MP, Quentin Letts from the Daily Mail, classicist and broadcaster Mary Beard and pensioner and Lib Dem voter Vince Cable. So that’s two actual MPs this week.

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34 Responses to Question Time Live Chat

  1. Steve Jones says:

    I suspect Mr Trump will be in the spotlight this evening as the chairman, majority of the panel and the audience try to outdo each other’s piousness. It is a given that Trump’s full quote about preventing Muslims entering the US will not be mentioned.
    Perhaps there will be a full and frank discussion about the police’s refusal to investigate honour killings, FGM etc in certain parts of the country…or not.
    Another programme well beyond its smell by date.


    • nogginator says:

      … Here lies freedom of speech, wish her well
      quietly removed piece by piece, now gone
      now, however trumpeted loud,
      with cheers by the clapping seals.
      goodbye free speech, hurry away
      there s a lot more to remove.


  2. Dazed and Confused says:

    First question about the evil Trump – Second question about Tyson Fury, third about climate change, fourth about protecting Muslim communities…Yah de yah de yah….
    Cue the SWP audience interjection – goodnight thankyou from Dimblebore and do remember to cast your vote for Corbyn via your democratic postal vote via Pakistan..


    • ID says:

      It seems not even the Grim Reaper can free us from Dimblebore.

      Should he at some distant time pop his clogs, I suggest something
      concise for his last resting place

      His slimy tones we hear no more
      How infinite our bliss
      Here lie the bones of Dimblebore
      Stop traveller and piss


  3. Mr.Golightly says:

    Tonight’s QT coming from the town of Trumpton in Trumptonshire



  4. ObiWan says:

    Caroline Flint (permanently offended Blairite) thinks Donald Trump’s views on Muslims are ‘racist’. This is the pathetic intellectual deficit of our politicians. Oh, and now she’s claiming the recent floods (a perfectly natural weather phenomenon here in the UK) is proof of CAGW.

    I despair.


    • Demon says:

      No doubt Flint thinks that Israelis shouldn’t be allowed into Britain (BDS). So she is calling herself and fellow lefties racists and fascists


  5. Geoff says:

    Born and brought up in Bath, a city now ruined by endless students, the Victorian terraces that I grew up in are now all student lets, nearly every new development is for also for student accommodation, a city I sadly no longer feel part of when I visit, shame I was always proud to be a Bathonian. A true Bathonian is a rareity these days.

    What I’m saying is for a city I always knew as a Tory city, I wouldn’t be surprised if the audience was overwhelming Liberal because of the student presence. BTW there is little to no flooding in Bath right now – agenda, agenda, agenda…


  6. Rob says:

    Quentin Letts us down. Weak.


    • Richard Pinder says:

      Don’t worry, the most interesting part will be the Quentin Letts column to come, telling us all about his experience of appearing on Question Time.
      I suspect its like someone with an IQ of 164, surrounded by people with an IQ no higher than 82. It would make anyone fell down and weak if you are surrounded by people who have either (1) Caused the problems that they blame others for causing (2) Trying to solve problems that do not exist (3) Arguing for the banning of free speech for those they disagree with (4) Support moronic contradictory political policies (5) Everyone in the audience being a middle-class supporter of the Labour party, other than the one who had to get his coat. (6) An audience of Labour supporters, selected by the BBC for the sole purpose of intimidating free speech for other political party supporters. (7) An audience and panel set up, to intimidate Quentin Letts, with a great level of fear, from speaking about the BBC ban on his radio program, criticising the Met Office.


  7. wronged says:

    The level of bias in this programme just completely disgusts me.

    It lacks both substance and depth.


  8. Brett says:

    So the ingenious vince cable bemoans the lack of housing opportunities for the youth of this country,also lack of jobs. Anything to do with uncontrolled mass immigration vince?


  9. Sluff says:

    Oh joy.
    At 2330 Dimbleboid actually asked incredulously “does everyone here support Jeremy Corbyn?” And there was a huge cheer!
    And then he asked if there were any Tory supporters and one hand went up.
    And then Caroline Flint spoke and at the end you could hear the tumbleweed.

    The ultimate example of the impartiality of the bBBC.
    Absolutely disgusting. And I have to pay the licence fee for this shite.


    • taffman says:

      And our so called ‘Tory Prime Minister’ does nothing.
      Where are the grass roots Torys that contribute to this website such as Essexman ? Surely they must have something to say ?


      • wronged says:

        I agree Taffman, I find it incredulous that Cameron the Spineless, and his cronies allow the communist lefty BBC get away with such bias without any of their constituent body saying live on TV just how biased the Albeeb are. Are Tories so weak as to be afraid of speaking a self evident, axiomatic truth.


  10. wronged says:

    QT from Bath.

    Last election Conservative 38%, Labour 13%

    QT audience representation Labour 98%, Conservative 2%

    EU question 4 panel members pro EU, 1 panel member against.

    Not biased Dimbledope, don’t insult my intelligence.


  11. ID says:

    Dimblebore asks ” Is everyone in the audience a Corbyn supporter?”
    100 % audience cheers
    Dimblebore “oh I suppose conservatives amongst you are cheering too ”

    Quick thinkng. Nice cover up. Didn’t bat an eyelid.


  12. Dave S says:

    Oh the virtue signalling. Even Letts was at it. What a pathetic bunch of losers. Look Trump does not care about Bath, England or any of us. He is talking to the country boys and girls in North Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Louisiana, Texas and so many other places in that fine land.
    Never has the overweening conceit of our liberal classes been more in evidence. It was laughable. All I needed was Tyson Fury to march in and pick up that stupid table and chuck it across the floor. it would have been great television.


  13. wronged says:

    This Week

    Ex Tory Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik saying that Trump should be banned from entering Britain.

    Bit rich coming from the treasonous SNP whose separatist, traiterous, seditious views against Great Britain are revolting.

    Ban the SNP I say! The party of hate speech.


    • Angrymanupnorth says:

      Scottish National Socialist Party. The fascism inevitably comes to the fore.

      Travel ban to be imposed on man (who may be POTUS) who advocates travel ban on others.

      Doublethink fascism?


      • Sluff says:

        The SNP need to be seen for the statist Hard Left socialists they are – bringing with them the intolerance, hatred (eg against the English), and threats that define the left wing.


  14. Rob says:

    One thing I know. I am not as eloquent and can’t wax lyrical as well as others on here, but I can tell what is right and what is wrong. Tonight’s QT fills me with despair and that coupled with the reports I have seen from the Telegraph and the Mail today has seen them shift to the pro Islam agenda and how they are all victims. Now Brillo’s programme is even at it. The country has gone to the dogs.


    • Geoff says:

      I think we all know that something is very wrong, but find it extreamly hard to put into words, its complex and we always run the risk of the accusation of rascism.

      Fact is it ain’t racism its realism…


      • embolden says:

        The fact of the matter is that Islam is not a race.

        Anyone can join, provided that they accept the supremacy of the Arabian culture from which Islam arose.

        Anyone using the word “racist” to shut down discussion of Islam should be politely put straight on this.

        The difficulty is that many of todays political and journalistic class have no grasp of their own Christian cultural inheritance indeed many actively deny it failing to understand that secularism (in the sense that God, state and law can be seperated) is a Christian teaching (render unto God what is Gods and unto Caesar what is Caesars) and so they lack the ability to analyse and subject Islam to a theological critique. Hence they fall back on the modern discourse of race, which they know is very safe ground for them and has legal sanction to back it up, always a bonus to the self righteous bully.

        Those of us who wish to oppose Islamisation need to rediscover the intellectual and cultural tools to do so.
        We cannot rely on the culurally cringing BBC to do it for us.


  15. wronged says:

    Geoff, I think it is just that these days, people are just scared of saying what they truly think, for fear of being called an ‘ist’. The propaganda espoused from the bBeeb is largely to blame for this, as for that matter are channel 4 and 5. Come to think of it ITV are not much better. This is why I am so angry at the spinelessness of the Tories for not tackling the subject of Left wing propaganda. It is so immensely important but hugely underplayed.

    On QT tonight we again had to hear the vitriol of a sixth form female student lambasting the right wing media. How can they be so abtuse as to assume the bBBc are not the media. The very conduit from which her message was being used. Just how thick are our future generation.

    “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
    ― George Orwell

    and Orwell again,
    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984


    • Number 88 says:

      Not only did she lambast the ‘right wing media’, she wanted doing something about it.

      Typical lefties. Ban Fury, ban Trump, ban any newspapers you don’t agree with…

      But what do I know? I’m obviously uneducated.


  16. Sluff says:

    ‘Some bigoted woman’ expressed outrage at the ‘right wing’ newspapers all being Eurosceptic.
    Completely overlooking the fact that by FAR the biggest provider of media – the bBBC – giving her the power to proselytyse her cause – is totally unashamedly pro-EU.
    There was of course, no challenge to this assertion.

    Sorry wronged – wrote this before digesting your comments in the same vein. Totally agree.


    • worrywort says:

      this was where the programme ended for me. I put my RIGHT foot through the screen and went to bed and wept.


  17. cockneyboy says:

    After behaving themselves for a few weeks (was it the charter renewal as suggested here before?) the BBC are at it again.
    Politically unbalanced panel and audience made up of students/lecturers from local university (predominance of left wing liberals) apparent lack of local accents etc. I was beginning to think that this forum has been nitpicking recently, in it’s criticisms of Question Time, however the BBC has now done its utmost to convince me otherwise.
    Unlike some here I want the BBC to survive but not with programmes like last night’s Question Time. Come on BBC you can do better or can you?


  18. Thatcherrevolutionary says:

    I lasted about 7 minutes on iplayer.
    Utter shite
    No alternative viewpoint on anything. All one-sided about the three pillars of BBC………..
    1. Climate Change
    2. Muslims
    3. Hate US Republicans


  19. oldartist says:

    Dimbleby’s mock surprise at the make up of the audience has already been noted here, but I couldn’t help feeling that even he was embarrassed by the crassness of the bias on the occasion.

    Vince Cable as irrelevant as ever.

    Mary Beard silly and incoherent – stick to the Classics, Mary, the real world is much too difficult for you.

    Caroline Flint so conflicted with the present Labour party that everything she had to say was a kind of justification of her position. Apparently she resigned from the government to take a well-earned break.

    Greg Clark and Quentin Letts might just as well not have been there.

    I found the way in which the audience rudely jeered the rather brave lady who suggested that Corbyn’s followers tended to be closet communists, distasteful and worryingly ominous. She also pointed out that rather than giving Corbyn a hard time, the press had merely reported what he has said and done, which has indeed often been foolish and dangerous. I try not to be abusive on this forum, but it did occur to me, from the lady’s accent, that she may have had personal experience of what happens when scum like this attain political power.


  20. Sluff says:

    And not a murmur of the fact that Corbyn supported the bail application of one of the people who earlier this week were found guilty of a scam against the elderly which netted £1 million, some of which was sent to Syria.
    No prizes of course for guessing that the perpetrators were not white British, but another persuasion that Al-Beeb absolutely bend over backwards not to mention in any negative light whatsoever – even when they fly aeroplanes into skyscrapers…….