Just a reminder that tonight is Question Time night and we will be liveblogging it so please come over for the hour of good natured (!) debate!!!
“David Dimbleby will be joined in Sunderland on Thursday 18 June by Lord Falconer, Kenneth Clarke, Edward Davey, Polly Toynbee, and Esther Rantzen.”
Ester Rantzen – oh my god, what did we do to deserve this? Bet Clarke will be used to open Tory wounds on the EU….
Doesn’t time fly past! Tonight sees Question Time on our screens and what a nightmare panel it is. Hain the pain is on from Wales, Comrade Derek Simpson is on, smarmy Chris Huhne is on, as is drippy Conservative Caroline Spelman and erratic economist Ruth Lea. So, no-one from the solid right on tonight. So we need to provide a little balance. Be there or be square!
Sun is shining outside, a beautiful June evening here, and Question time on in a few hours time. Trust you may be able to come along as we catch up with the BBC’s idea of debate!
Well then, I believe Question Time in on tomorrow evening and given the political fever that is in the air it seems a shame to let it go. So I shall return to blog it live and hope you will all come along for the fun. The panel consists of Baroness Royall, Liam Fox, Paddy Ashdown, Sir Max Hastings and Fiona Phillips. Since it is now way past “Save Gordon” time, it will be interesting to see how the BBC handles this.
Normal time tonight – just wanting to get organised in good time. Geoff shall we with us this evening, the panel seems interesting, so make sure you don’t miss our take on things late this evening!
Just to remind everyone that Question Time liveblog will be on tomorrow night at the USUAL time of 10.35PM. There are 25 places for those who want to comment at will (that’s the max coveritlive provides) so come EARLY if you want registered! The panel looks like a good laugh We have Dan Hannan (Hurray!) and Nigel Farage, the creature from the Green Lagoon Caroline Lucas, Minister for Fitness Caroline Flint, Liberal Jo Swinson and finally, former Dome head Pierre-Yves Gerbeau
The panel will include Health Minister Ben Bradshaw, Conservative shadow foreign secretary William Hague, Lib Dem chief economic spokesman Vince Cable, former independent MP Martin Bell, treasurer of UKIP Marta Andreasen, and columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. It kicks off at 9pm – much earlier than normal.
Come along and watch Margaret a Beckett booed!!! Roll up, roll up…will someone in the audience have some ROPE handy….??
Hey – proper Conservative Nadine Dorries on tonight – Martin, are you ready? Mind you we will also have to endure the pompous little SNP fishwife Nicola Sturgeon (again) and wee Davey Steele, not to mention pseudo-Conservative Bruce Anderson. Should be a hoot!
Not long to go until Biased BBC’s Question Time live and unleashed so hope you can come along for the trip. It’s been a bad week for Prudence so let’s see what the BBC serves up! Can they save him? The panel seems very left wing so we can expect some top commentary from the watching gang – make sure you are part of it!
Morning folks – hope you have all recovered from Mr Darling’s scintillating Budget yesterday. No doubt this will be the lead question on QuestionTime later tonight and we will be blogging it live! Yes, we are back and ready for some more lively debate, the wittier the better. The panel may prove interesting insofar as we have two communists, a gay historian, a living saint and a token mild conservative – the usual representative mix. Hope you can potter along and join in the fun later – I will be expecting you!