Question Time LiveBlog 1st December 2011

Question Time tonight comes from Dagenham.

On the panel Ken Clarke, Chuka Umunna, someone from Dragon’s Den called Deborah Meaden, Canadian-American journalist David Frum and union boss Mary Bousted.

So David Frum is the token right-winger. Nobody would ever accuse Ken Clarke of filling that chair, could they?

It’s a 10:30pm kick off. You know where to be. And how much alcohol to bring.

Budget2010: The LiveChat!

On Wednesday afternoon at 12:30pm here on Biased-BBC we will be live blogging the last Budget before the General Election. The Budget will be carried on all major television channels except for BBC1 which will be showing Bargain Hunt (no, really!).

Importantly for us here on Biased-BBC, we will be looking carefully at the different ways that channels report and editorialise the announcements. We’ll be able to compare, for the first time here, one event reported several ways in a live environment. Good for bias checkers as well as important for everyone who pays tax in the UK.

The Chancellor’s speech will certainly be a political affair rather than a fiscal exercise, so we can expect plenty of unaffordable goodies deferred until after the Election with a challenge issued to the Conservatives to oppose them.

This chat will be a collaboration between A Tangled Web, All Seeing Eye, Barking Spider, Biased-BBC, Corrugated Soundbite, Dick Puddlecote, Governmentitus, GrumpyOldTwat(thanks for the pic!), Man Widdecombe, and Subrosa – all excellent and highly recommended blogs. If you haven’t been to some of them before then please take this chance to try them out.

From Biased-BBC, All Seeing Eye and David Mosque will be in the moderators chair so it’ll feel just like our regular Question Time evenings. To catch the live blogging, come back here on Wednesday, March 24th just after noon.

Question Time 11th February

Question Time tomorrow night is a Northern Ireland special. On the panel will be leader of Traditional Unionist Voice Jim Allister QC, Old Bailey bomber and IRA terrorist Gerry Kelly, Conservative Lord Trimble, Sammy Wilson of the DUP and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun “Where’s my Butler” Woodward.

Coming at an important stage of  political changes in Northern Ireland, it will be fascinating to see how the BBC attempt to shape the news agenda with their choice of panel, audience and questions.

For those who wish to take part in the B-BBC Buzzword Bingo, we will be playing by the “Stormont Rules” meaning that “Iris Robinson” is on every card, and getting “Blair“, “Mowlam” and “Hand of History” on a diagonal line is an instant win. The prize this week is a shared Nobel Peace Prize (slightly scratched).

As usual, the live chat will begin here at 22:35 UK time and, as the All Seeing Eye is back, we’ll be carrying on through ‘This Week’ afterwards too. Please come and join us!