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Jo Coburn hosts four journalists this lunchtime on Politics Live
Fraser Nelson - The Spectator
Anne McElvoy - The Economist
Grace Blakely - New Statesman - Corbynista, economist, tends towards being anti-capitalist
Jessica Elgot - The Guardian - has tended to be more balanced than usual Guardianistas

A young group of twenty somethings in Liverpool and three elderly ladies in Glasgow were given various recent Brexit footage to watch and comment. Following that Rania from Liverpool said she would be happy to leave with no deal, particularly with a leader like Nigel Farage. She said there was a lot more to leaving (ie more reasons) than most people think. Barbara in Glasgow says a second ref is a bad idea, says no deal will be a disaster and says leave side told lies... She knows someone with a failed or failing luxury goods business and blames Brexit (which hasn't happened yet).

And here comes a comedian... Shazia Mirza who is opposed to Brexit

Someone mentioned some new statistics suggesting that there is discrimination against minorities for job applications in the UK. As Fraser and Anne pointed out, the UK is actually better than most European countries in that regard, particularly in universities and also in top jobs. They said there is a tendency to try and make the UK out to be the Worlds worst at everything. Comedian wasn't laughing now.
 
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What a corker today! I missed some of it but some highlights below.

(Lord) David Blunket (former Labour Secretary of State - Remain)
Nadine Dorries (Conservative MP - Pro leave / No deal)
Sonia Sodha (The Guardian - Remain)
Martin Lewis (Founder of Money Saving Expert website, - Was fairly neutral on Brexit 2 years ago - pros & cons but worried now due to dithering)

David Blunket in reference to Brexit and the public "Can't you see their eyes glazing over". I'm not sure if he intended that as ironic humour (he is blind and has a guide dog).

Nadine says she would consider backing May's deal if she manages to get rid of the N.I. backstop.

Martin is unimpressed with lack of progress over two years and suggested 6 months extension for preparations. David said that wasn't possible due to EU elections but three months would be okay.

Chris Skidmore appeared and seemed to be one of the mantra spouters rather than answering the questions.
Martin Lewis lost it and threw his notes in the air with frustration.

Chris Williamson (Labour MP, Corbynista) appeared via the screen. He isn't concerned about leaving the EU. His main concern is redistribution of wealth.....A point he repeated ad tedium. In his world the socialist state knows best. David Blunket had his hand over his face to register his disbelief and said with no deal there is difficulty in borrowing in order to make the investments Chris W was talking about.

What about redistribution though? What do the likes of the millionaire socialists think of that?

BBC Politics Twitter account has some highlights. I expect some will appear on Guido Fawkes site.
BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) on Twitter
 
What about redistribution though? What do the likes of the millionaire socialists think of that?
In practice it would mean redistrubtion of wealth from the middle class to the nouveau riche socialists in the politburu, as the genuinely rich would leave the country or have all their money overseas and inaccessible to the few who want to claim it
 
What a corker today! I missed some of it but some highlights below.

(Lord) David Blunket (former Labour Secretary of State - Remain)
Nadine Dorries (Conservative MP - Pro leave / No deal)
Sonia Sodha (The Guardian - Remain)
Martin Lewis (Founder of Money Saving Expert website, - Was fairly neutral on Brexit 2 years ago - pros & cons but worried now due to dithering)

David Blunket in reference to Brexit and the public "Can't you see their eyes glazing over". I'm not sure if he intended that as ironic humour (he is blind and has a guide dog).

Nadine says she would consider backing May's deal if she manages to get rid of the N.I. backstop.

Martin is unimpressed with lack of progress over two years and suggested 6 months extension for preparations. David said that wasn't possible due to EU elections but three months would be okay.

Chris Skidmore appeared and seemed to be one of the mantra spouters rather than answering the questions.
Martin Lewis lost it and threw his notes in the air with frustration.

Chris Williamson (Labour MP, Corbynista) appeared via the screen. He isn't concerned about leaving the EU. His main concern is redistribution of wealth.....A point he repeated ad tedium. In his world the socialist state knows best. David Blunket had his hand over his face to register his disbelief and said with no deal there is difficulty in borrowing in order to make the investments Chris W was talking about.

What about redistribution though? What do the likes of the millionaire socialists think of that?

BBC Politics Twitter account has some highlights. I expect some will appear on Guido Fawkes site.
BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) on Twitter
I genuinely laffed out loud when I saw David Blunkett with his hand over his face.
I've seen that Williamson chap before,I wonder if his own wealth will be included in the 're distribution'?
 
Saw Lewis tantrum - made him look a right berk.

Sodha was asking a long loud question, which Lewis then spoke over rather loudly .... several times asking a 'will you, won't you?" type question. His question, so everybody has to stp talking/thinking for his agenda.

Nadine said IMF had said UK would survive and progress with no-deal. Red Witch (JoCo) shouted her down, and later read part of IMF summary that NoDeal and China biggest threats to world trade?.

She then tried to cut off Nadine when she read other bit of the summary that supported what she had said.

Suspect Blunket was among those who voted for article 50.
 
Didn't see it all but from bit I saw Sodha was not only very fond of her voice, going on and on and on, but seemed pretty good at talking over other people with JoCo being pretty ineffectual at shutting her up. Mysteriously JoCo seemed rather more aggressive at stopping other people talking over others.
 

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Eyes down! PMQs due to start.

Although maybe it should be changed from PMQs to the John Bercow show!
 

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Corbyn getting a spanking from PMTM.
 
SNP cartel Blackford on his typical scaremongering tripe.

Peoples vote faux folly.

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Vicky Young hosted today. AN was expected ?

No cross-talk to speak of.

No hosts agenda

More views aired (and clearly heard) aplenty.

More !. MORE !!

Bugger ... JoCo returns tomorrow
 

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Vicky Young hosted today. AN was expected ?

No cross-talk to speak of.

No hosts agenda

More views aired (and clearly heard) aplenty.

More !. MORE !!

Bugger ... JoCo returns tomorrow
It was quite a good session today, but to be fair the panel behaved themselves! VY was very good and let things flow, as well as being very pleasing on the eye.

AN tweeted earlier in the week that he has been dumped completely from Daily Politics leaving just the Thursday This Week and Sunday Politics - he may not have used this form of words but it is clear he is out of fashion with the BBC present.
 
It was quite a good session today, but to be fair the panel behaved themselves! VY was very good and let things flow, as well as being very pleasing on the eye.

AN tweeted earlier in the week that he has been dumped completely from Daily Politics leaving just the Thursday This Week and Sunday Politics - he may not have used this form of words but it is clear he is out of fashion with the BBC present.
Not sure that is what he said - deffo 'both on one day'. SP is now local segment only AFAIK
 
"Jo Coburn is joined by journalist Ella Whelan, columnist Tim Montgomerie, Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and film-maker and drag queen Amrou al-Kadhi. They discuss the latest Brexit developments, as well as a look at whether rent controls could be a good thing - London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he would like to introduce them in London."

Amrou would prefer apeople's vote to resolve the stalemate. "Brexit is a Tory project"...
Ella prefers a clean break, no deal. She also said she likes politics becoming more decisive.
Gaby wishes she could wake up and it had never happened but now that it has, she want's the least bad deal.
Tim has decided that compromise can work and thinks something likes May's deal is okay (to start with?)
 
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"Jo Coburn is joined by journalist Ella Whelan, columnist Tim Montgomerie, Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff and film-maker and drag queen Amrou al-Kadhi. They discuss the latest Brexit developments, as well as a look at whether rent controls could be a good thing - London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he would like to introduce them in London."
A drag queen on to discuss Brexit, the BBC in prime woke mode
 

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