Question Time Live Chat

Happy New Year to all B-BBC ers!

David Dimbleby presents this week’s show from London. On the panel are Patrick O’Flynn MEP for Ukip, Conservative business and education minister MP Nick Boles, Labour’s shadow minister for wimmin Cat Smith, former editor of the Sun and Liverpool supporter Kelvin MacKenzie, and Camilla Long from the Sunday times.

Kick off tonight at 22.45

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29 Responses to Question Time Live Chat

  1. wronged says:

    I am a little puzzled by the guests. The bBBC has made an error.
    I can only see one identifiable lefty on the panel. Surely this a mistake has this ever happened before? Well at least in the last 10 years.

    The questions must therefore be significant, doctors dispute, EU, housing, I would guess. Not much here where the Left can be heavily attacked by the public. I can hear the comments of the programme now with words like defend the NHS, Londoners need more housing for rent, and I cannot imagine the corrupt Beeb allowing in the audience too many anti EU supporters. Well certainly not in Stalinist Marxist Londonistan.


  2. Demon says:

    Lefties – Smith, Long, Dimbleby

    Right – O’Flynn
    Nominally Right – Boles
    Sometimes Right – McKenzie


  3. DownBoy says:

    Three right, two plus Dimbleby left. Very odd. Bonnie Greer must be ill.


  4. G.W.F. says:

    Liverpool supporter and former Sun editor – confrontation here over the Sun and Hillsborough. Chance to go for Murdoch, and a wimmin’s shadow minister on the Sun and sexism. London audience of lefties and anti Murdochers.


  5. Geoff says:

    Lefty speaks, immigrants applaud, UKIP guy speaks, silence, Question Time is back and nothings changed…


  6. ObiWan says:

    BBC clearly enforcing those mythical rules of impartiality in the usual QT audience selection, I see. Seem to have stopped the bus outside the nearest hospital to collect an audience full of junior doctors. Honestly, it’s a farce.


  7. Geoff says:

    Cue audience plant dressed as a banana…


  8. Julio says:

    the chat is at if anyone wants to join, not sure why it didnt appear in the original topic post


  9. ObiWan says:

    Kelvin McKenzie verbally duffing up that daft Corbynista woman is at least entertaining.


    • wronged says:

      Why can’t this panel just join up the dots . More immigrants and open borders = housing requirement = solution LEAVE EU


  10. Geoff says:

    Switched off half way through, was Cologne discussed? Thought not.


  11. Mr.Golightly says:

    The new C word was mentioned once by a woman in the audience regarding the EU referendum. She pointed out that another Cologne closer to home could swing the vote. That was it. The panel was poor (O’Flynn excepted) and the questions were parochial. The QT audience moles were laughably obvious and the gratuitous hijab count reached double figures. The BBC fiddles while Rome burns.


  12. Gunner says:

    Newsnight spills the beans- the opinion polls stuffed up on the last election because they didn’t use representative samples of the electorate (no bias though folks, they were just too cheap to pay for the survey work). Who knew ! Now if only Al Beeb could get the same memo about QT… but that’s not going to happen. It is just going to carrying on being the same old unwatchable b***ocks.


  13. Guest Who says:

    The comments that follow mostly miss the point. Perhaps deliberately.


  14. Sluff says:

    Not strictly bBBC, or QT but reference Guest Who above.
    During the junior Doctors’ strike, the bBBC showed some junior doctors marching and shouting “Save our NHS”.
    Do you see the point? They regard it as ‘Our’. Possessive ownership. Maybe they could have used “Your” if they were attempting to show an altruistic approach, however insincere. But they didn’t.

    And there in that little observation is revealed the essential truth about the public sector. With alarming regularity, the producers matter more than the customers/users/taxpayers, or in the context of this website, the audience. All too often, this ‘self-interest, self-serving, vested-interest motive’ of the public sector (and not the ‘altruistic motive’ the lefties like to con us into believing exists) is the actual alternative to the oft-derided ‘profit motive’ of the private sector. The NHS is a textbook example of this phenomenon.
    The bBBC just do not get this, because they are part of the problem.


    • ThomasR says:

      When seeking to demonise the profit motive, no-one ever mentions or asks what the margin is, they would like us to assume it’s 100%


    • chrisH says:

      Too true sluff.
      It is THEIR NHS alright…much as the “education system” belongs to the teachers and their thick unions…social services belong to the social workers and their overlords like Sharon Shoesmith.
      ANY public sector provision has now long left those for who they were originally intended.
      They are sinecures for gutless lefties who replaced professional pretence with job banks and agitations for their own.
      There would be NO unions these days, if the public sector hadn`t paid for them and forced people to pay into them.
      Nor would there now be a Labour Party without them.
      The NHS belongs to the doctors, education to the teachers and social services to the social workers.
      And stuff the ill, the kids and the needy.
      But all hail the anti-social, the aggressive, the abusive and the terminally thick who want this country brought low…more clients , more research and more salaries for the thickies who could never make a penny unless the state sent it down the tubes to the troughs.
      The BBC clearly understand this-THEIR public sector role long went to, sod the license fee payer-and create jobs for Harmans kids, for Davos junkets or to hound the chavs of this country.
      Tony Martin, James McConnell and Tommy Robinson(again!)…this will not stand long.


  15. CranbrookPhil says:

    Not Question Time but Any Questions;

    Did anyone hear the disgraceful way Jonathon Dimbleby silenced Ann Widdecombe yesterday when she attempted to explain the difference between asylum-seekers and migrants?