Esther McVey to appear on Question Time so let’s all go out instead

What a disgrace.

Our biased BBC has really outdone itself this time. Not only is Esther McVey appearing on Question Time; she’ll be surrounded by a panel composed almost exclusively of right-wingers.

Chloe Westley of the TaxPayers’ Alliance – hard right. Alejandro Agag – right-wing. Chuka Umunna – right-wing (oh yes he is). Akala is the panellist from the world of entertainment, and it is to be hoped that he’ll offer a few notes of sanity in what promises to be a propoganda-filled parody of debate.

I would have recommended that other panellist overtalk Ms McVey in order to make the point that there’s no point in listening to her – but with a crowd like that, there’s no point even making the suggestion.

I understand the BBC producer responsible for Question Time bookings is also a member of the hard-right Tory-supporting BBC heirarchy that we’re all being forced to endure at huge cost to the Licence Fee, so there’s no point even hoping that this situation will improve in future editions.

I’ll be at the pub, doing something useful with my time – possibly planning the launch of a balanced debate show on the social media.

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17 thoughts on “Esther McVey to appear on Question Time so let’s all go out instead

  1. hugosmum70

    no one has to ENDURE any of it. IF there are any left wingers in the audience. they should either turn their backs on the panel or simply walk out. and tv viewers simply switch their tvs off. simples.

  2. Andy

    Akala is a bit more than the rep from the world of entertainment, he’s a full on activist and an extremely eloquent man. But against four he’s got his work cut out

  3. Simon Cohen

    I’d advise people to ditch their license fee and get rid of the telly-there are plenty of other news sources (Mike being one of them!).

    Ditch the BBC.and save £145 (now goes towards my heating bill).

  4. wildswimmerpete

    The best way to counter the BBC’s right-wing bias is to simply ditch the TV Licence. You only need a licence to watch TV as it’s broadcast and TV iPlayer but not catch-up TV from ITV, Channel 4, Five, Netflix, YouTube etc. Radio iPlayer is a separate service for which no licence is needed – the Radio Licence was abolished in February 1971.
    No TV Licence is needed to watch “live” Parliamentary TV at

  5. Mark Bevis

    An even better option than going to pub is cancelling your TV license and donate some of the proceeds to alternative media. Am so glad I have never paid the TV tax that funds this kind of neo-liberal self-aggrandisment. Never has the Overton Window been so narrow.
    After the Jimmy Saville affair I’m still surprised the BBC even still exists.

    Was watching Owen Jones interview on Novarra Media, after he had been “dogpiled” by the MSM for calling them a cult. The MSM’s reaction can also been seen in this line-up, they need to feel good about themselves after some home truths have been dumped on their Twitterstep, and what better way than to have a talk show 80% of your kind, with a token guest to belittle if he shows any disagreement with the allowed narrative.

  6. Thomas

    Well lets hope she gets hammered by the audience – I hope someone will the balls to call her a stain on humanity

  7. Justin

    What luck repeats of Harry Enfield are on, save from listening to esther talking about herself and how important she thinks she is, perhaps she could enlighten me as to how her excellent department with there awesome assessors have successfully cured someone’s dementia, perhaps her excellent department should be writing of to the Lancet to tell all

  8. Pat Sheehan

    I’ve never owned a TV but the pestering from the BBC ‘bailiffs’ demanding and threatening with regard to their ‘license’ can reach nuisance levels: it is unceasing: year-in, year-out! If they had any more power or authority they would be dangerous!

  9. Jason

    What you neglect to mention, dismissing him as ‘from the world of entertainment’ is that Akala is a political activist and Corbyn supporter. Umunna may be on the right of Labour, but is still a Labour MP. Agag is a former politician from a centrist party. So sounds like a balanced line up to me. Vox Political here is stooping to tabloid levels of selective facts and distortion to make a completely bogus point. If there was another left winger on the panel, right wingers would be accusing the BBC of pro left bias. Which they often do.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I wasn’t dismissing Akala – the simple fact is that the producers of Question Time have become keen to put celebrity entertainers on the panel and that’s why Akala was there. I would certainly agree that his interest in politics and enthusiasm for Mr Corbyn would be supporting factors.
      Your other observations may be dismissed, though. Being a Labour MP doesn’t make a person left-wing. Chuka Umunna has more in common with Jeremy Hunt than Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Agag may be from a party considered centrist now, but the Overton Window has moved to the right, so “centrist” in fact means “right-wing” these days. And his party was centre-RIGHT in any case.
      So – no, I was not distorting facts to make a bogus point.
      YOU just tried it, though.

  10. The M

    The only program worth watching on the British B*llsh*t Corporation is MOTD 2 (and only after Spurs have won).

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