Question Time

Watch: Diane Abbott taken to task by furious Brexit voter

7 April 2017 13:58

Diane Abbott suggested last year that some voters backed Brexit because they wanted to see ‘less foreign-looking people on their streets’.…

Watch: Len McCluskey’s polling claims backfire on Question Time

31 March 2017 7:18

On last night’s Question Time, David Dimbleby chaired a panel — comprised of Ruth Davidson, Lisa Nandy, Paul Nuttall, Len…

John McDonnell’s Question Time excuse falls short

10 March 2017 18:11

On Thurday’s Question Time, there was one politician notably absent from the panel. For a second time, John McDonnell, the…

Tories, tax and trust – a warning from history

10 March 2017 12:23

I was on the Question Time panel last night, and suspected that the issue of National Insurance might crop up…

Question Time audience member on EU nationals: ‘Who would be serving our coffee in Pret?’

3 March 2017 9:57

Oh dear. After the Lords rebellion this week on the status of EU nationals in the UK post Brexit, the…

Campaign in Copeland? I get car sick, says Labour MP

3 March 2017 9:29

So far, Labour’s by-election defeat in Copeland has been blamed on everything from Tony Blair to a lack of Labour…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s opposition blues on Question Time

20 January 2017 9:34

On Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet found themselves in disarray after the Labour leader suggested he would issue a three-line whip for…

Chris Leslie is no substitute for John McDonnell on Question Time

25 November 2016 14:42

On Thursday night, John McDonnell had to pull out of an appearance on Question Time — alongside David Gauke, Tim Farron, Mariana…

Meet Jeremy Corbyn’s new Question Time champion – the Vote Leave campaigner

20 July 2016 15:43

After Jeremy Corbyn faced a vote of no confidence from Labour MPs over his lacklustre effort in the failed Remain…

Watch: Ed Miliband mistaken for his brother David twice on Question Time

27 May 2016 10:04

Poor Ed Miliband. Since his defeat in the General Election, the former Labour leader has seen his influence fade — dropping to…

Watch: Paul Mason puts number of immigrants in Toxteth down to the slave trade

20 May 2016 19:07

Yesterday Pat Glass came under fire after she described a voter — who expressed concerns about a ‘scrounging’ Polish family — as…

Irvine Welsh has a taxing time on Question Time

8 April 2016 9:27

Last night’s Question Time saw David Dimbleby joined by Anna Soubry, Chris Bryant, Douglas Carswell, economist Ruth Lea and Irvine Welsh.…

Watch: SNP politician in a spin on Question Time over free school meals

18 March 2016 9:55

This week’s Question Time saw David Dimbleby joined by a panel comprised of Emily Thornberry, Roger Helmer, Nicky Morgan, Tasmina…

Question Time’s Brexit poster girl joins Women for Britain campaign

8 March 2016 12:42

When Lexie Hill appeared on Question Time last month, she left Cabinet minister Liz Truss speechless when she offered up…

Watch: Zoe Williams says ‘rugby is just a weird thing that posh people play’

4 March 2016 9:22

Last night’s Question Time panel saw David Dimbleby joined by John McDonnell, Dominic Raab, Ukip’s Louise Bours, Jermaine Jenas and…

Video: feisty Brexit teenager leaves Cabinet member Liz Truss speechless on Question Time

26 February 2016 14:22

Despite the In campaign’s best efforts to reach the youth vote with the help of Britain Stronger in Europe board…

June Sarpong misses the mark on Question Time

18 February 2016 23:30

It’s not been a great week for the In campaign in terms of ‘celebrity’ endorsements. On Tuesday Emma Thompson unexpectedly got…

Jess Phillips puts her foot in it: ‘Cologne attacks similar to a night out in Birmingham’

29 January 2016 9:11

Since Jess Phillips was elected as the MP for Birmingham Yardley in May, the Labour politician has become known for her…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg teaches David Dimbleby a lesson over Eton jibe

18 December 2015 11:00

Last night David Dimbleby was joined on Question Time by a panel comprised of Jacob Rees-Mogg, Piers Morgan, Emily Thornberry,…

On Question Time, will someone please ask Mehdi Hasan about his views on infidels?

19 November 2015 16:22

Various readers have been asking if I am doing Question Time, This Week or Any Questions this week. It’s not…

A ‘kinder politics’ falls flat on Question Time

13 November 2015 10:30

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby joined in Stoke-on-Trent by Sajid Javid, Lucy Powell, Ukip’s Paul Nuttall, the…

Simon Schama’s use of the word ‘suburban’ on Question Time was very revealing

16 October 2015 16:28

The things people say in anger are generally the most revealing things of all.  So it was on last night’s…

The Tories can’t allow Corbyn a monopoly on morality

16 October 2015 14:30

Amber Rudd will be keeping a low profile this weekend. The sight of a working mother on Question Time, tearfully…

Charlotte Church feels the heat on Question Time

2 October 2015 1:53

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby relocate to Cardiff to join Charlotte Church, Charles Moore, Stephen Crabb, Labour’s Stephen…

If only middle-class liberals would shut up, we might get a proper debate

28 September 2015 12:10

Why are the audiences for political debate programmes so unrepresentative of the voting population? By which I mean, why are…