Question Time 010210

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  1. I have been accepted onto this weeks question time with Lord Falconer; Clare Short MP; George Galloway MP and Melanie Phillips from the Daily Mail.

    What questions do ARRSE members want posing and I will do my best to get them answered.

    Of course I will be wearing my ARRSE tie.

  2. You could ask Gorgeous George how he justifies drawing his MP's salary, given that he has one of the lowest (if not the lowest) attendance record,s of all the MPs, and is far too busy being deported from Eygpt?
    It would be nice to see Tony Blair's old flatmate squirm, though.
  3. When you get there they will ask you to write down a question that is topical that day, they'll then choose about 6 or 7 that will be asked on the programme if time permits. Scour the papers on Thursday morning for something that everyone isn't going to ask and you'll be quids in!
  4. With Melanie Phillips and Galloway on it, it's bound to degenerate into an evil Zionist v. Palestinian terrorists brawl.

    But I would focus on Galloway, and who he thinks elected him and pays for him. Something along the lines of, "Should there be a minimum attendance requirement for MP's and members of the House of Lords?" Or, "Is it reasonable for an MP to claim expenses WHEN HE'S NEVER FCUKING THERE???" Sorry, got a bit cross then.
  5. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    You could nah can't do that one. erm have to put my sensible head on.

    You could Ask Clare Short, MP. Secretary of State for International Development why we are still giving huge amounts of aid to India when we could use the money at home?

    thats a reasonably sensible question.
  6. and china iirc.
  7. George Galloway MP

    - Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.

    - Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.

    - Is a member of 0 select committees (0 as chair).

    - Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.

    - Has voted in 8% of votes in parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)

    - People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.

    - This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.

    Register of Members’ Interests

    2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

    Fees for hosting a radio show every Friday and Saturday night on Talk Sport Radio. (£100,001-£105,000)

    Weekly column in Scottish Daily Record, One Central Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA (from 25 June 2007) (£25,001-£30,000)

    3 July 2009, payment of £2,491.66 for 4 weekly columns. Hours: 6.5 hours. (Registered 13 October 2009)

    Fee from Guardian newspaper, September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee for three appearances on 'Right Stuff', January 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee from the Association of Tobacco Benevolent Fund for attending a fund raising event at Lords Cricket Ground on 11 June 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee for presenting Real Deal on Press TV, July 2008. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee for presenting Real Deal on Press TV, September 2008. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee for presenting 'Comment' on Press TV, September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)

    Fee for speaking engagement at Wellington College on 27 January 2009. (Registered 1 July 2009)

    Fee from Eurasia Media Forum for speaking at a conference in Kazakhstan, 21-24 April 2009. (£5,001-£10,000)

    Eurasia Media Forum paid for my flights and accommodation for two nights. (Registered 1 July 2009)

    Fee from 'Orlandos', Manchester, UK, for a public speaking engagement on 11 May 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 1 July 2009)

    6. Overseas visits

    29 June-2 July 2008, to Iran, to attend a reception as a guest of Press TV, who paid for transport and four nights' accommodation. (Registered 12 January 2009)

    23-25 November 2008, to Syria, to attend a conference as a guest of The Professional Association Complex, who paid for transport and two nights' accommodation. (Registered 12 January 2009)

    14 February-11 March 2009, I took part in a material aid convoy from London to Gaza, organised and funded by Viva Palestina. (Registered 24 March 2009)

    9. Registrable shareholdings

    (a) Miranda Media Ltd, which receives my income as a journalist, author and public speaker.
  8. Also: ask Claire Short why she didn't try to arrest Tony Blair last Friday?
  9. Isn't there supposed to be some sort of balance on the panel

    Falconer - labour crony of the highest order
    Short - labour rebel but still as socialist as they come
    Galloway - socialist fanatic who just proved too lunatic even for Labour Party
    Phillips - lightweight commentator/journo from a Right wing paper

    Any conservative viewpoint is going to get crucified unless the Chairperson is un-biased. Oh no - it's the BBC so no chance of that. Don't wear a tie Worm- it will single you out as being an unsavoury element of the audience. The cameras and microphoes will avoid you.
  10. Basically then, the panel are going to lynch Melanie Phillips. Great...
  11. Good point. Wear CS95 instead, for no other reason than that it'll upset Galloway.
  12. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    How about this

    In the last 5 years DFiD has spent over £1,000 million in India and plans to spend over the next three years, approximately £285 million per year so if they are so poor how come they can afford to spend $80billion on weapons in the next 5 years

    Whilst the Defence Chiefs are squabbling about who gets the biggest slice of a rapidly diminishing cake, almost everyone is agonising over whether we can afford CVF and having to resort to off balance sheet 'buy now pay later' PFI's for air to air refueling aircraft, the Indian Armed Forces have been doing a spot of shopping.

    Is it right that the UK taxpayer funds a foreign nations military yet ours are left with crippling shortages and injured soldiers face legal action to recover compensation.
  13. Who is the fifth panalist?
  14. Well done, mucker. Wear a red tie and an "RIP Stephen" badge, you'll get picked then for sure.
  15. It says it's Ming Campbell.