Question time tonight - rowdy one?

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  1. They've got Short V Faulkner in one corner and Gorgeous George V Mad Mel in the other. Should be fun but I doubt anything useful will come out of it. Car crash TV worthy of Jeremy Kyle!

    Editted for mong tipping.
  2. Galloway makes my blood boil so much that i shall not be watching.
  3. Like him or loathe him, we need more politicians like him instead of the creatures that toe the party line that we are offered.
  4. I see your point, but we need more politicians like Galloway like we need a hole in the head.

    More outspoken politicians i agree of course.
  5. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    There was me wondering what a serious politician looked like....


  6. Why do we need more politicians who are almost constantly absent from their constituencies and who fail in every aspect of their job> The man is more slimy than The Hamiltons.
  7. Oh I agree, I'm no fan of Gorgeous George. I do believe that politicians should be more courageous with their opinions though.
  8. Isn't there an arrser in the audience?
  9. yes there is and he will be wearing his arrse tie
  10. I'm actually surprised that it's being as sedate as it's been!
  11. Bit of a damp squib, good start then questions on John Terry and assisted suicide, these last two could at least have been combined.
  12. I think we need more independent MPs. The party whip system means that MPs largely vote in order to advance their careers rather than to advance the interests of their constituents.

    My MP has never voted against the government, even when voting for legislation that directly damaged his constituency, for example by closing our hospitals. Hazel Blears famously voted for the same legislation then turned up at a protest against the legislation to get her photo in the local paper.

    My MP's happy. His party loyalty was rewarded by a ministerial post. His constituents are dropping like flies because it now takes up to an hour and a half to get to the nearest hospital if you have a heart attack.

    Independents, who are loyal to their constituents because they don't have a party pulling their strings are a good thing. Megalomaniacs who form their own, often extremist, parties in an effort to lead we untermenschen in a glorious revolution are a very bad thing indeed.

    Think of the people who have done this:-

    Tommy Sheridan - Solidarity - Permatanned Marxist

    Colin Fox - Scottish Socialist Party - 1970s style 'industrial' Marxist

    Arthur Scargill - Socialist Labour Party - Stalinist

    Nick Griffin - BNP - National Socialist

    Der Fuhrer - NAZI - National Socialist

    Gorgeous George - Respect - Trotskyist

    Do we really want folks like that representing us in Parliament?
  13. Yes... it was all so gentlemanly, conducted with decorum. Old Blair still got it in the neck over the Chilcot Inquiry.... but it was all a bit of a yawn really. Even GG was mucho decorum... even had a necktie around his Marxist neck... Still... its a pity someone didn't have a go about old Broone, but no doubt that will happen when the Auld Loon announces the Gen Election date... :p

    I was flicking channels between ITV 1 'Road Warriors' the documentry about Loggies Drivers in Helmand... and BBC 1 'QT' and BBC 2 'Newsnight' about the expenses scandal... so did not catch all of 'QT'..