Thursday, May 11, 2006

Question Time Tonight: I Feel a Live Blog Coming On

The panel on Question Time tonight. Michael Heseltine, Hazel (my little chipmunk) Blears, Piers Morgan and Ming Campbell (assuming he can find his way to the studio...). I'll be live blogging it I think!

UPDATE 9pm: Actually, I won't. I'm afraid I have just had to drive over to West Malling to pick up my FA Cup Final ticket, so I've lost an hour's proof-reading time - and I also have to write an article for the Sunday Times before 11.30am tomorrow, so the live blogging will have to go. There's one thing for certain, I'm not going to delay my trip to Cardiff tomorrow!

31 comments:

Poverty Is Thrift said...

Ian how on earth does your partner put up with you?
Your obsessed (+:

Iain Dale said...

Good question. But to be honest, after a day of proof reading the Little Red Book, it's a welcome distraction...!

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Instead of feeling sorry for us not on the A list we can feel sorry for those in a worse position..... namely the leader of the Lid Dems.

That will cheer me up.

Ranting Guttersnipe said...

Good show Iain, your live blog is a great antidote to BBC bias.

Any chance of resuming the live PMQ blog?

Anonymous said...

Hezza! Outrageous that there is no Conservative on the panel!

Paul Linford said...

Anonymous - Piers Morgan is a Conservative, even if Hezza isn't.

This looks like a great line-up.

Hughes Views said...

I'm sure you'd enjoy "Essex Boys" on ITV4 a lot more.....

Anonymous said...

That is the best line up they've had this year.

Sparks will fly. Anyone know the age difference between Hezza and Ming?

Anonymous said...

Erm, can't wait to read your brilliant unbiased commentary....

BTW - is it true you came up with Bill Rodgers's autobiog title? Good work if you did..

Iain Dale said...

Ranting - Tim Montgomerie usally does this now. I am not always around to do it.

Hughes - is that some sort of soft porn show?!

Anonymous - yes it's true - Fourth Among Equals. he took a bit of persuading but I managed to get him there in the end. A bloody good book too.

Pulsar said...

Ming-65-(in eleven days)
Hezze-73
St John please note!

Ross F said...

Is it a sign of desperation for Ming to be appearing on a regular edition of QT? Party leaders don't normally apear on except on their own, maybe he needs a profile boost.

Hughes Views said...

Nothing soft about you Essex boys is there Iain?!

Anonymous said...

Piers Morgan a Tory?!

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Christina said...

Drink strong coffee while Ming is speaking or you'll fall asleep!

Nell said...

sorry too busy being a Mum of 3 AND Councillor (annual farce today-- lib dems behaved like total pratts) tend to fall asleep & tape QT.................. blogs keep me sane between 6-9 am

David Cameron Mp said...

Hestletine has gone senile

Pulsar said...

Senile-No!
Just a brilliant impression of Ming in the House on a good day!!!

Anonymous said...

iain, where are you? this priceless...

Anonymous said...

Poor Hazel. This is going to be a long night for her.

Poverty Is Thrift said...

"did they sack clarke?"
"blair sacked three didnt he? cant remember their names"
"ooo who else went ?"
"who was the other person?"
where am I ?
I collect trees you know,
who is that scottish bloke?
i want a biscuit just like his
vote labour

Cassilis said...

Is that Ming calling for the UK to ape US government? A first surely....

Poverty Is Thrift said...

go on hezza give her a good shoeing
God this woman is appalling

Anonymous said...

Do the EUBC bus around this same audience of hand picked lefties every week?

Anonymous said...

I gave up watching Question Time years ago - easily the most obviously left wing hand-picked audience anywhere on television.

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

Ross F - from recollection both Ashdown and Kennedy appeared on regular PMQs. The more concerning point for Lib Dems is that their leader is trying to convince everyone that he's a man for the 21st century when he's on a current affairs panel with a man who first entered the Cabinet in the 1970s.

Everyone - live blogs were written by both Mars Hill and myself, offering Labour and Conservative supporters' takes respectively.

call me Dave said...

Hazel Blears has the kind of voice that you could use to open a tin

Chris Sigournay said...

Shocker last night though - there was a young female Conservative in the audience. Don't know how she slipped through the net!

Patrick said...

Get her on the A-List!

Geoff said...

A young female Conservative, eh? Someone should ask her if she wants to be on the A-List.

Pulsar said...

Call me Dave-and Kelly one that you could use to reseal said tin!