Posted: 28/01/2011 at 00:07
What the hell has happened to this programme?
It used to be half decent with panellists like Benn, Owen, Heseltine, Hattersley, Portillo, Livingstone Tebbit, etc, etc, the list is endless. People with something to say. Not necessarily people you agreed with but big beasts all the same.
Tonight there were two has-beens (Will Self and Edwina Currie), a "never will be so long as he has a hole in his arse" ( Chris Huhesless), an ex reality show contestant (Katie Hopkins) and the "other one" (someone who knocks about with Ed Milliband, apparently). Ironically, Hopkins was the only one with an opinion that hadnt been fed to her by central office.
Not a single individual whose opinion I could give a toss about. None of them had a clue about anything they were talking about (the section about Andy Gray/Richard Keys was an embarrassment) and an audience who were more interested in declaring their right-on credentials than expressing an original thought. In fact, not for the first time the audience was full of idiots. There really needs to be some kind of qualification to be in the Question Time audience. A brain would be good start.
And Dimbleby, give it up. You make Bruce Forsyth look like a young turk. Robin Day would have shown the cretins in the audience up for what they were, idiots (see above) . Dimbleby just indulges them.
If Question Time is the level of political debate in this country then its no wonder we're in the mess we're in.