Question Time

Sisterhood responds to Tristram Hunt’s nun comments

7 February 2015 8:00

Tristram Hunt caused upset on Question Time when he appeared to question the abilities of nuns as teachers during a debate with…

Tristram Hunt and nuns: an anti-Catholic snob lets his guard slip

6 February 2015 11:53

Question Time last night. My colleague Cristina Odone of the Legatum Institute  is explaining that ‘some of the most inspiring…

BBC to revise its restrictions on depicting Mohammed

9 January 2015 14:09

Last night’s Question Time saw David Dimbleby chair a debate on freedom of expression following the Charlie Hebdo shootings. During the…

Watch: why doesn’t Russell Brand stand for Parliament?

12 December 2014 10:07

In case you hadn’t heard, Russell Brand was on Question Time last night with Nigel Farage. It was explosive to…

Audio: ‘I’m called Sajid, I’m fiercely patriotic about our country’

5 December 2014 8:50

Sajid Javid was on Question Time yesterday and gave easily one of the most confident and assured defences of the…

We may have reached peak manufactured outrage over Freud

17 October 2014 18:09

When I first learned about Athenian democracy as a teenager I was baffled that they could have decided government positions…

Is Ed Balls scared of Question Time?

13 March 2014 17:00

Like it or not, Question Time is Britain’s most popular forum for political debate. Two million viewers regularly tune in,…

Is Nigel Farage losing his touch?

8 November 2013 12:55

Is Nigel Farage’s magic disappearing? On Question Time last night (his 15th appearance in four years) the Ukip leader was…

Radio is more representative of middle England than TV

15 October 2013 12:45

Greetings from the 2013 Radio Festival, in Salford. I’m here to take part in a debate about whether or not…

Question Time sketch: Adam Afriyie proves his enemies right

11 October 2013 11:41

Question Time last night featured Tory bad boy, and granny’s favourite, Adam Afriyie. Gosh he was a spectacle to behold.…

Mehdi Hasan: Please, please, please can I work for the Daily Mail!

4 October 2013 17:51

Observe (above) one Mehdi Hasan in full flow on last night’s Question Time. Then look at the tweets below from…

Sketch: Question Time is no longer an honest debating chamber

4 October 2013 12:31

A good honest debating chamber. That’s how Question Time is billed. In fact it’s an unseemly gold-rush for applause. The…

The Melanie Phillips Mail mystery

17 September 2013 14:26

Why was Melanie Phillips ousted as the Monday columnist for the Daily Mail? The Guardian suggests that she was frustrated by the ban…

Starkey’s right: his fellow Question Time panellists don’t know the meaning of ‘struggle’

3 May 2013 13:23

Great stuff from David Starkey on BBC Question Time last night, hammering away at Harriet Harman, David Dimbleby, Victoria Coren…

Heard it on the Gove-Vine

27 March 2013 16:23

Times journalist Sarah Vine has written the diary in the forthcoming edition of the Spectator. For those wondering why that…

Reagan, Keynes, Question Time and tax cuts

15 February 2013 0:18

I was on the panel of BBC Question Time this evening, in Leicester. Ed Balls’ tricksy 10p tax proposal was…

I hear Owen Jones was on Question Time last night, was he awful?

23 November 2012 13:36

My friend woke me up this morning. I am in a tiny apartment in Italy, finishing a book. I mean…

Ministers behaving oddly

14 October 2011 9:25

It’s a rum deal being a Global Networker. This morning’s Times reports (£) that Adam Werritty has received nearly £200,000…

Was last night’s Question Time a preview of how the coalition will deal with the media?

28 May 2010 11:13

All kinds of hoohah about last night’s Question Time, for which Downing St refused to put up a panellist because…