I watched "Question Time" on BBC last night.
I am quite a fan of the programme. Watching the main political parties scoring political marks off each other rather than answering the audiences specific questions. For instance, if they were asked the shortest way to a railway station they would reply how they are the best political party in the world and what a mess their opponents made of government thirty years ago. Yes, their answers are usually total irrelevant and they wouldn't know the shortest way to the railway station. Usually the best replies to audience questions are supplied by the invited panel guests who have no apparent political affiliation.
However, last night, the format of the programme seemed to change. Maybe because one of the panel guests was Nick Griffin of the BNP. It seem to become a bullying attack by the panel chairman, David Dimbleby, the rest of the panel and the audience.
I do not support Nick Griffin or his party or for that matter any political party. They all seem to be gangs of self interested, out for what they can grab opportunists. Notwithstanding, Nick Griffin's politics I felt it was a Star Chamber performance by all participants of the programme.
I hope "Question Time" will revert to its normal, well produced programme style. No more bullying, please! Let's discuss current situations of more importantance, Afghanistan - come on Brown get your finger out and shake up the USA president; expenses - let's get the robbing MPs behind bars! If Brown can't handle the situation, though he keeps telling us he can, call a general election!
3 years ago