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to thinks tv progs like Question Time should have less politicians.

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fortyfide Fri 19-Jun-15 12:10:32

The problem anyone who takes an interest in politics can guess what a party politician will say on mosy subjects. Perhaps they need more rebels on panels like Dennis Skinner. or Zac Goldsmith

fortyfide Fri 19-Jun-15 12:11:49

for mosy read most

PtolemysNeedle Fri 19-Jun-15 12:14:25

YABU. Programmes like QT are often the way that people who have a vague interest in politics get to the position of having some idea of what each politician is going to say.

You just need to find a different programme if you want to listen to political discussions without politicians.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 19-Jun-15 12:14:26

Dennis Skinner is a politician

fortyfide Fri 19-Jun-15 12:15:45

yES BUT ds IS DIFFERENT TO MOST

Skiptonlass Fri 19-Jun-15 15:14:23

Yabu. I've been in the audience for qt, it was great. I WANT to see how our party politicians react to various issues. It has a good mix of panellists.

tethersend Fri 19-Jun-15 15:21:36

YANBU.

While we're at it, let's get rid of the sportspeople on A Question Of Sport. And The Voice is full of bloody singers. Get rid of them.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 15:22:49

Is Zac Goldmsith a rebel?

Moonatic Fri 19-Jun-15 15:24:49

YABU. I like hearing what politicians have to say so I can decide whether I might want to vote for them (or their party, at least).
It can be interesting, too, listening to people like journalists, business leaders and academics.
Personally, I can't stand the "celebrities" they often have on the panel like Russell Brand, Jarvis Cocker and Charlotte Church, for example. I have absolutely zero interest in their opinions.

PurpleDaisies Fri 19-Jun-15 15:25:35

It is a political debate show. There are already non political members on the panel.

YABU.

SwedishEdith Fri 19-Jun-15 15:36:09

You can't always guess what they're going to say though. Last night Caroline Flint said she agreed with Melanie Phillips on one issue. shock Some of the non-politicians are awful though and more predictable. Who was the woman last week - Jill Kirby - she's always predictable.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 15:41:12

There's a twit called Tim Stanley who appears far more often than is good for my blood pressure.

MardyBra Fri 19-Jun-15 15:43:24

It's a political debate show to enable members of the public to grill politicians. Why would you want less fewer of them. confused

timelyreminder Fri 19-Jun-15 15:44:10

YABU. I think the balance is fine.

MardyBra Fri 19-Jun-15 15:44:48

Maybe we should have less fewer singers on X Factor. You can usually guess that they're going to sing something.

Housewife2010 Fri 19-Jun-15 15:45:42

Fewer not less

ClaudiaNaughton Fri 19-Jun-15 15:51:14

Zac rebels against Heathrow expansion -because of the constituency he represents-

SwedishEdith Fri 19-Jun-15 16:01:48

Oh, god, that Tim Stanley! I've seen him on that Nicky Campbell Sunday am show - the Big Questions? I was thinking he was quite fit until he started speaking.

LurkingHusband Fri 19-Jun-15 16:38:49

I haven't watched QT since they went from 4 guests to 5. Although to be honest it was downhill after Robin Day left.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 16:41:28

Oh SwedishEdith, you must burn with the shame! I shall never look at you in the same light again. grin

SwedishEdith Fri 19-Jun-15 16:57:03

I'd blanked the memory. But, I've just remembered who's on next week Yanis! grin

NonDom Fri 19-Jun-15 17:01:41

It's a political show so should be mostly politicians.

I think they get it right with having one non-politician on the panel.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 17:05:27

Yanis looks like he's hungry for human flesh when he smiles. And if things in Greece get a bit hairy he might need to cancel his QT appearance.

squoosh Fri 19-Jun-15 17:06:28

Although I'd love if Yanis was hungry for human flesh when sitting next to Quentin bloody Letts. He's another QT regular who brings me out in hives.

SwedishEdith Thu 25-Jun-15 23:12:49

Went on twitter to see what was being said at #bbcqt. And the first post was Tim Stanley grin

And no Yanis sad Quelle surprise really but...

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