ARGUS COMMENT: A question for the BBC - why the lack of Welsh voices on the Question Time panel?

WHAT an odd affair the television programme Question Time was this week.

As regular readers will know, the BBC's flagship political debate show was recorded in Newport on Thursday.

As a devolved nation, one would have perhaps expected a substantial Welsh contingent on the programme's panel and perhaps a few Welsh-related questions.

Instead, there was one Welsh MP on the panel.

The Welsh Government was criticised by not represented.

There was one token question relating to the Welsh NHS - the answers to which highlighted an utter lack of understanding of Welsh affairs the non-Welsh panellists.

We do not suggest the panel should have been entirely Welsh or that all questions should have been pertinent to Wales. After all, the programme is broadcast to the entire UK.

But it seems a little pointless to take a programme like Question Time to a devolved nation and then virtually ignore the fact that it was being broadcast from Wales.

Some audience members have told us they were actively discouraged from referring to Welsh affairs by the programme's producers.

As we say, it seems an odd affair.

There is little or no understanding in most of England of the devolved powers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The national media plays a part in that and the BBC has been criticised before on this issue.

Question Time - a programme that now looks a tired format anyway - simply reinforced that ignorance this week.

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10:14am Sat 1 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution, unless like Simon Jenkins or George Monbiot, you have a dinky second home in "Wales-shire."

As for the BBC Politics and Current Affairs outfit, there is nothing of interest outside their own Home Counties dinner party circle. Ever hear a representative working class voice on the Today Programme? Must have left a mike open on a cleaner.

Its not just QT that's "tired". The entire "State Broadcaster" BBC is an expensive et redundant farce.
Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution, unless like Simon Jenkins or George Monbiot, you have a dinky second home in "Wales-shire." As for the BBC Politics and Current Affairs outfit, there is nothing of interest outside their own Home Counties dinner party circle. Ever hear a representative working class voice on the Today Programme? Must have left a mike open on a cleaner. Its not just QT that's "tired". The entire "State Broadcaster" BBC is an expensive et redundant farce. KarloMarko
  • Score: 24

10:47am Sat 1 Mar 14

Stevenboy says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution, unless like Simon Jenkins or George Monbiot, you have a dinky second home in "Wales-shire."

As for the BBC Politics and Current Affairs outfit, there is nothing of interest outside their own Home Counties dinner party circle. Ever hear a representative working class voice on the Today Programme? Must have left a mike open on a cleaner.

Its not just QT that's "tired". The entire "State Broadcaster" BBC is an expensive et redundant farce.
'Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution'

Wales ceased to exist in 1542. You'd think the English would be more interested in where all their money is going.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution, unless like Simon Jenkins or George Monbiot, you have a dinky second home in "Wales-shire." As for the BBC Politics and Current Affairs outfit, there is nothing of interest outside their own Home Counties dinner party circle. Ever hear a representative working class voice on the Today Programme? Must have left a mike open on a cleaner. Its not just QT that's "tired". The entire "State Broadcaster" BBC is an expensive et redundant farce.[/p][/quote]'Wales ceased to exist for London based Media class at the time of devolution' Wales ceased to exist in 1542. You'd think the English would be more interested in where all their money is going. Stevenboy
  • Score: 0

11:17am Sat 1 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Question time is a bit of a con really, they are ultra-selective on panel,and audience, basically it is a platform for the presenter. I lobby daily for issue concerning my area which is access to health and other services, all decisions and lobbies emanate in England,and I am often correcting fellow campaigners that their successes or advances there count for nothing, because Wales has a devolved set up. In Cardiff 6 'National charities' oversee support to disabled and others in Wales, and ALL operate as per their head offices in London, simply sticking 'Cymru' on the end of their charity name to ensure funding, there is no welsh representation and no welsh governance or decision-making, it takes place in England. I'm still fighting for access to the Welsh Assembly proceedings and its television arm to little avail so far. No-one listens to what the welsh say.
Question time is a bit of a con really, they are ultra-selective on panel,and audience, basically it is a platform for the presenter. I lobby daily for issue concerning my area which is access to health and other services, all decisions and lobbies emanate in England,and I am often correcting fellow campaigners that their successes or advances there count for nothing, because Wales has a devolved set up. In Cardiff 6 'National charities' oversee support to disabled and others in Wales, and ALL operate as per their head offices in London, simply sticking 'Cymru' on the end of their charity name to ensure funding, there is no welsh representation and no welsh governance or decision-making, it takes place in England. I'm still fighting for access to the Welsh Assembly proceedings and its television arm to little avail so far. No-one listens to what the welsh say. Mervyn James
  • Score: 13

11:36am Sat 1 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.
The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 8

11:50am Sat 1 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience.

Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.
This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience. Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise. Mr Holder
  • Score: 39

12:23pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

...the forthcoming Evan Davis documentary on BBC2 on Monday - Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest.....will probably tell us what we all know.. that anything beyond the M25 doesn't matter to those in London....and we are only shown token lip service.....while the SE of England look after themselves in many respects.....and Wales only accounts for 5% of the UK population....and as we are now continually reminded...we have the WAG.....although they're no better....always blaming the other party who were in power previously.....
...the forthcoming Evan Davis documentary on BBC2 on Monday - Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest.....will probably tell us what we all know.. that anything beyond the M25 doesn't matter to those in London....and we are only shown token lip service.....while the SE of England look after themselves in many respects.....and Wales only accounts for 5% of the UK population....and as we are now continually reminded...we have the WAG.....although they're no better....always blaming the other party who were in power previously..... Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 10

12:36pm Sat 1 Mar 14

jimmysmith says...

The bbc are nothing more than a propaganda pedo protection agency .why would any expect anything honest and proper with this shower
The bbc are nothing more than a propaganda pedo protection agency .why would any expect anything honest and proper with this shower jimmysmith
  • Score: 8

12:40pm Sat 1 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

P'raps the rest of the UK just doesn't consider/care that you're a devolved nation.
P'raps the rest of the UK just doesn't consider/care that you're a devolved nation. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: -1

12:40pm Sat 1 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there".

BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs.

There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.
The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there". BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs. There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago. KarloMarko
  • Score: 12

12:55pm Sat 1 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

It's the 21st century mate - you don't need a tv licence anymore. Not unless you're overly concerned about watching stuff as it airs.
It's the 21st century mate - you don't need a tv licence anymore. Not unless you're overly concerned about watching stuff as it airs. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 9

12:57pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Crossbenchtory says...

Given that when QT has been broadcast from Scotland or NI members of their legislative assemblies have been on the panel, answering questions from members of the public, has anyone considered the possibility that our dear AM's simply declined to participate being, as they are, an eclectic mix of gutless invertebrates and arrogant socialists that hold the voting public beneath contempt.
Given that when QT has been broadcast from Scotland or NI members of their legislative assemblies have been on the panel, answering questions from members of the public, has anyone considered the possibility that our dear AM's simply declined to participate being, as they are, an eclectic mix of gutless invertebrates and arrogant socialists that hold the voting public beneath contempt. Crossbenchtory
  • Score: 8

1:03pm Sat 1 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

Or a Welsh Tory Party currently at each others throats? With a no-mates leader?

Now that would be good reality TV!

Fight! Fight!
Or a Welsh Tory Party currently at each others throats? With a no-mates leader? Now that would be good reality TV! Fight! Fight! KarloMarko
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Banjalucka says...

There was hardly one Newport accent in the audience. All rigged questions partic regarding support for immigration and EU - totally against the majority of UK people
There was hardly one Newport accent in the audience. All rigged questions partic regarding support for immigration and EU - totally against the majority of UK people Banjalucka
  • Score: 21

2:03pm Sat 1 Mar 14

coidmellyn says...

I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there? coidmellyn
  • Score: -11

2:28pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Harry on the hill says...

Anyone who has been to Cardiff Bay to attend debates held by 'The Parish Council on The Bay' will recognise the difficulty in finding erudite, well informed speakers. Some of our representatives like Kirsty Williams have difficulty in building rational arguments using correct grammar and rely upon emotional tones of voice and 'attacks' on their opponents to make their points. It would have been better to have invited Welsh MPs to join the panel so they could explain their positions regarding devolution which many of us in Wales (at least 300,000) regard as a disaster not only for us in Wales but also for much of The UK.
Anyone who has been to Cardiff Bay to attend debates held by 'The Parish Council on The Bay' will recognise the difficulty in finding erudite, well informed speakers. Some of our representatives like Kirsty Williams have difficulty in building rational arguments using correct grammar and rely upon emotional tones of voice and 'attacks' on their opponents to make their points. It would have been better to have invited Welsh MPs to join the panel so they could explain their positions regarding devolution which many of us in Wales (at least 300,000) regard as a disaster not only for us in Wales but also for much of The UK. Harry on the hill
  • Score: 7

4:19pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Peeler61 says...

coidmellyn wrote:
I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
Just glad you did not have the opportunity to comment or ask a question on the show if you speak as poorly as you write. Some impression of the Principality you would have given!
[quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?[/p][/quote]Just glad you did not have the opportunity to comment or ask a question on the show if you speak as poorly as you write. Some impression of the Principality you would have given! Peeler61
  • Score: 16

4:31pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

coidmellyn wrote:
I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
Nationalist drivel.
[quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?[/p][/quote]Nationalist drivel. Mr Holder
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

coidmellyn wrote:
I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
Once more but this time in English.
[quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?[/p][/quote]Once more but this time in English. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 13

5:52pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.
Why would you want to put a comment on a website in a language no-one understands? I'm getting increasingly annoyed at the BBC running Welsh language trailers on BBC 1 Wales. Isn't that's what we all (disproportionately) fund S4C for? So I hardly think you can accuse them of being 'anti Welsh'. They're stuffed full of nationalist pillocks.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.[/p][/quote]Why would you want to put a comment on a website in a language no-one understands? I'm getting increasingly annoyed at the BBC running Welsh language trailers on BBC 1 Wales. Isn't that's what we all (disproportionately) fund S4C for? So I hardly think you can accuse them of being 'anti Welsh'. They're stuffed full of nationalist pillocks. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

Mr Holder wrote:
This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience.

Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=I3QzfrnsQ
kE
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience. Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=I3QzfrnsQ kE Mr Holder
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Sat 1 Mar 14

jimmysmith says...

Mr Holder wrote:
This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience.

Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.
top post and the truth as well
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience. Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.[/p][/quote]top post and the truth as well jimmysmith
  • Score: 10

8:28pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Anne teak says...

coidmellyn wrote:
I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
The first paragraph of this is telling....

There are plenty of times that English or Scottish politics have been brought up..so why the directive not to talk about Welsh politics?

Perhaps the BBC should change its name to the EBC.
[quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?[/p][/quote]The first paragraph of this is telling.... There are plenty of times that English or Scottish politics have been brought up..so why the directive not to talk about Welsh politics? Perhaps the BBC should change its name to the EBC. Anne teak
  • Score: 5

8:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

coidmellyn says...

Sorry you did not understand my letter.
But i think you did ?
Mabe dic sion dafydd is better for what you are?
And maybe the mexican term IS WHAT YOU GET.
From this welshmen.
EL DEGUELLO
Sorry you did not understand my letter. But i think you did ? Mabe dic sion dafydd is better for what you are? And maybe the mexican term IS WHAT YOU GET. From this welshmen. EL DEGUELLO coidmellyn
  • Score: -7

10:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

"We are continuing the work of Margaret Thatcher" Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson 1997
Tony Blair's government introduced more privatisation that Thatcher's, he also deregulated the financial sector and encouraged a consumer economy based on private debt.
He also created the idea of policy networks, asking businesses directly to come into No.10 and help draft policy; this was of course following his famous repeal of Clause IV.
Blair's government also presided over PFI, using public money to subsidise private enterprise; Blair also encouraged massive inward immigration to lower wages and increase profit/investment, thus increasing the bargaining power of capital against that of the worker.
None of these developments can be considered even remotely left wing, and in fact fully illustrate Blair's open admission that the New Labour party were pro-market in their policies and solutions to social problems. There was a reason it was called the Third Way.
"We are continuing the work of Margaret Thatcher" Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson 1997 Tony Blair's government introduced more privatisation that Thatcher's, he also deregulated the financial sector and encouraged a consumer economy based on private debt. He also created the idea of policy networks, asking businesses directly to come into No.10 and help draft policy; this was of course following his famous repeal of Clause IV. Blair's government also presided over PFI, using public money to subsidise private enterprise; Blair also encouraged massive inward immigration to lower wages and increase profit/investment, thus increasing the bargaining power of capital against that of the worker. None of these developments can be considered even remotely left wing, and in fact fully illustrate Blair's open admission that the New Labour party were pro-market in their policies and solutions to social problems. There was a reason it was called the Third Way. Mr Holder
  • Score: 0

10:35pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

Stop voting LIBLABCON and take our country back!
Stop voting LIBLABCON and take our country back! Mr Holder
  • Score: 11

7:14am Sun 2 Mar 14

Woodgnome says...

Anne teak wrote:
coidmellyn wrote:
I KNOW I WAS THERE?
Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand?
That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio.
Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london.
The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now?
Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD.
There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?
The first paragraph of this is telling....

There are plenty of times that English or Scottish politics have been brought up..so why the directive not to talk about Welsh politics?

Perhaps the BBC should change its name to the EBC.
Because Welsh politics and Welsh politicians are excruciatingly boring to anyone who doesn't live here - and to quite a lot who do. Name one well known Welsh politician who has some charisma?
[quote][p][bold]Anne teak[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: I KNOW I WAS THERE? Don't bring welsh politics up the rest of britain will not understand? That was the words of david dime, to the audience before we got into the studio. Well think the would have and they might have had a shock i and many others, Wanted to now whose pound prime minister will you not let scotland share, is it the on you let eira share for fifty years after the break up and they left the united kingdom, or is it the other five state of the kingdom that print money with there own state symbols on them that and the queens head and follow the the british pound at the rate set in london. The pound in england. Can be someone elses poond in scotland the punt in wales. It does not matter as long as it get the mortgage paid at the same rate equally throughout this parts, whatever they want to call themselves. I thought we paid in to a central bank of the kingdom. that happens to be called The bank of england. i believe the the people of these kingdoms. have aright to say we are not happy with the name now? Now it would pare for the course for london( BBC) Wales THEY DON'T COUNT. THEY LIKE SCOTLAND WILL DO AS THEY ARE TOLD. There is the problem, Welsh/ lab and welsh/ con Are answering to london politicians and not the people of wales i think they have to sever links totaly. To get the welsh trust until then i will vote for the puppet and not the puppeteer. I cannot see but you know he,s there?[/p][/quote]The first paragraph of this is telling.... There are plenty of times that English or Scottish politics have been brought up..so why the directive not to talk about Welsh politics? Perhaps the BBC should change its name to the EBC.[/p][/quote]Because Welsh politics and Welsh politicians are excruciatingly boring to anyone who doesn't live here - and to quite a lot who do. Name one well known Welsh politician who has some charisma? Woodgnome
  • Score: 3

7:18am Sun 2 Mar 14

Woodgnome says...

coidmellyn wrote:
Sorry you did not understand my letter.
But i think you did ?
Mabe dic sion dafydd is better for what you are?
And maybe the mexican term IS WHAT YOU GET.
From this welshmen.
EL DEGUELLO
Riddle me this Precisely the sort of thing that annoys the hell out of normal people.
[quote][p][bold]coidmellyn[/bold] wrote: Sorry you did not understand my letter. But i think you did ? Mabe dic sion dafydd is better for what you are? And maybe the mexican term IS WHAT YOU GET. From this welshmen. EL DEGUELLO[/p][/quote]Riddle me this Precisely the sort of thing that annoys the hell out of normal people. Woodgnome
  • Score: 3

10:38am Sun 2 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.
perhaps its because only a couple of old folk from the vallies understand this absolute nonsence
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.[/p][/quote]perhaps its because only a couple of old folk from the vallies understand this absolute nonsence scraptheWAG
  • Score: -4

10:39am Sun 2 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

Mr Holder wrote:
"We are continuing the work of Margaret Thatcher" Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson 1997
Tony Blair's government introduced more privatisation that Thatcher's, he also deregulated the financial sector and encouraged a consumer economy based on private debt.
He also created the idea of policy networks, asking businesses directly to come into No.10 and help draft policy; this was of course following his famous repeal of Clause IV.
Blair's government also presided over PFI, using public money to subsidise private enterprise; Blair also encouraged massive inward immigration to lower wages and increase profit/investment, thus increasing the bargaining power of capital against that of the worker.
None of these developments can be considered even remotely left wing, and in fact fully illustrate Blair's open admission that the New Labour party were pro-market in their policies and solutions to social problems. There was a reason it was called the Third Way.
and i expect you still vote for them? vote labour your father voted labour
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: "We are continuing the work of Margaret Thatcher" Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson 1997 Tony Blair's government introduced more privatisation that Thatcher's, he also deregulated the financial sector and encouraged a consumer economy based on private debt. He also created the idea of policy networks, asking businesses directly to come into No.10 and help draft policy; this was of course following his famous repeal of Clause IV. Blair's government also presided over PFI, using public money to subsidise private enterprise; Blair also encouraged massive inward immigration to lower wages and increase profit/investment, thus increasing the bargaining power of capital against that of the worker. None of these developments can be considered even remotely left wing, and in fact fully illustrate Blair's open admission that the New Labour party were pro-market in their policies and solutions to social problems. There was a reason it was called the Third Way.[/p][/quote]and i expect you still vote for them? vote labour your father voted labour scraptheWAG
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

Question Times covers Westminster issues and not devolved issues
Question Times covers Westminster issues and not devolved issues Bobevans
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

KarloMarko wrote:
The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there".

BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs.

There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.
So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there". BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs. There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.[/p][/quote]So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off. Mervyn James
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

KarloMarko wrote:
The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there".

BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs.

There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.
So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there". BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs. There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.[/p][/quote]So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off. Mervyn James
  • Score: -3

4:11pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

KarloMarko wrote:
The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there".

BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs.

There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.
So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there". BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs. There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.[/p][/quote]So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off. Mervyn James
  • Score: -2

9:40pm Sun 2 Mar 14

blackandamber says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.
The language of the United Kingdom is English
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.[/p][/quote]The language of the United Kingdom is English blackandamber
  • Score: 0

9:44am Mon 3 Mar 14

BassalegCountyFan says...

I agree with the Argus here. The tory minister on the panel was appalling - critcising the Welsh government while admitting that she didn't know a lot about what their policies were. Similarly as a Labour supporter I was disappointed with our representative on the panel.

One of the best panelists of recent years was Derek Simpson, the former Unite Joint Secretary, who had a great reception from the audience (of all political persuasions) and viewers, but doesn't seem to have been invited on since. The BBC have a right-wing Mail or Times colummnist on there almost every week, but when is the last time there was a trade union representative on the question time panel? It does seem that the voice of the right-wing media elite is given precedence over the views of ordinary people.
I agree with the Argus here. The tory minister on the panel was appalling - critcising the Welsh government while admitting that she didn't know a lot about what their policies were. Similarly as a Labour supporter I was disappointed with our representative on the panel. One of the best panelists of recent years was Derek Simpson, the former Unite Joint Secretary, who had a great reception from the audience (of all political persuasions) and viewers, but doesn't seem to have been invited on since. The BBC have a right-wing Mail or Times colummnist on there almost every week, but when is the last time there was a trade union representative on the question time panel? It does seem that the voice of the right-wing media elite is given precedence over the views of ordinary people. BassalegCountyFan
  • Score: 2

12:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

welshmen says...

Mr Holder wrote:
Stop voting LIBLABCON and take our country back!
Quite Right, Vote BNP. they have the immigration answer, all immigrants from 1997- 2014 returned back to their country of origin, www.bnp.org.uk they do what UKIP say they wont do....
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: Stop voting LIBLABCON and take our country back![/p][/quote]Quite Right, Vote BNP. they have the immigration answer, all immigrants from 1997- 2014 returned back to their country of origin, www.bnp.org.uk they do what UKIP say they wont do.... welshmen
  • Score: -2

1:44pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

Mervyn James wrote:
KarloMarko wrote:
The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there".

BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs.

There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.
So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off.
More rubbish from you. The assembly proceeding are carried by the BBC
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: The irony is that pre devolution the Guardian, FT etc all had "stringers" in Wales. After 1997 costs were cut. Wales was usefully "over there". BBC Wales itself is like a relic of the 1950s..."Listen with Mam around the coal fire" . A diet of endless rugby and Z list Welsh celebs. There is a very big need for political accountability in Wales....just don't look to the establised media. I gave up paying a BBC licence years ago.[/p][/quote]So instead we get an endless list of London Says, endless cricket, z-list celebs, and wots on in Battersea or summat ! They've cut welsh news, cut the welsh language and we in Wales are fed a diet of what English irrelevances. Whether you give up the fee or not we still have to pay for you to ignore it ! I'm all for removing 'national news' from the BBC welsh area because it is nothing to do with Wales mostly. There is no access to the welsh assembly but there is access to the Westminster. I want a welsh BBC in real time, I have no interest in what England does, our governance is different, but it is not reflected in a biased England BBC. What's wrong with a chat around the coal fire anyway ? Must make more sense than what the city of London does daily to rip us all off.[/p][/quote]More rubbish from you. The assembly proceeding are carried by the BBC Bobevans
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Mon 3 Mar 14

white white says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.
Bbc has always been biased and should be known as the. Ebc
You only have to look at the sports reporting to show how biased they are
Fortunately bbc wales has a lot of exports over the last few years some thing
To be proud of, but to put it into perspective I'm not the least bit interested
In what happens in London or over the border and am quite happy
In my ignorance .if I want to get the news I prefer bbc wales/its wales
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: The BBC are prejudiced against the Welsh and, in particular, the Welsh language. Did you know that if you write a comment in Welsh on any story on their website, they will quickly remove it. This, apparently, is because it breaks their rules on commenting in any language other than English.[/p][/quote]Bbc has always been biased and should be known as the. Ebc You only have to look at the sports reporting to show how biased they are Fortunately bbc wales has a lot of exports over the last few years some thing To be proud of, but to put it into perspective I'm not the least bit interested In what happens in London or over the border and am quite happy In my ignorance .if I want to get the news I prefer bbc wales/its wales white white
  • Score: -1

4:42pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Stevenboy says...

BassalegCountyFan wrote:
I agree with the Argus here. The tory minister on the panel was appalling - critcising the Welsh government while admitting that she didn't know a lot about what their policies were. Similarly as a Labour supporter I was disappointed with our representative on the panel.

One of the best panelists of recent years was Derek Simpson, the former Unite Joint Secretary, who had a great reception from the audience (of all political persuasions) and viewers, but doesn't seem to have been invited on since. The BBC have a right-wing Mail or Times colummnist on there almost every week, but when is the last time there was a trade union representative on the question time panel? It does seem that the voice of the right-wing media elite is given precedence over the views of ordinary people.
You say that and yet every time I watch something or listen on the (BBC) radio these days, be it QT, The Big Question etc, Jermey Vine, they seem to truck out Owen Jones as though he's the font of all knowledge. I guess we all see what we (don't) want to see. Including you.
[quote][p][bold]BassalegCountyFan[/bold] wrote: I agree with the Argus here. The tory minister on the panel was appalling - critcising the Welsh government while admitting that she didn't know a lot about what their policies were. Similarly as a Labour supporter I was disappointed with our representative on the panel. One of the best panelists of recent years was Derek Simpson, the former Unite Joint Secretary, who had a great reception from the audience (of all political persuasions) and viewers, but doesn't seem to have been invited on since. The BBC have a right-wing Mail or Times colummnist on there almost every week, but when is the last time there was a trade union representative on the question time panel? It does seem that the voice of the right-wing media elite is given precedence over the views of ordinary people.[/p][/quote]You say that and yet every time I watch something or listen on the (BBC) radio these days, be it QT, The Big Question etc, Jermey Vine, they seem to truck out Owen Jones as though he's the font of all knowledge. I guess we all see what we (don't) want to see. Including you. Stevenboy
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Wed 5 Mar 14

welshmen says...

Mr Holder wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience.

Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.
http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=I3QzfrnsQ

kE
Same thing happened to Nick Griffin BNP, everybody there were all anti British, they want our Country for everyone else in the world bar the British...and the sad thing is so do most on hear....
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: This is news? Question time is well past it's use by date as a format, not only that the panellists and audience quite clearly show a Marxist/Pro E.U/Pro immigration/Pro climate change bias, one only has to look at the ambushes UKIP members are subjected to when appearing on the show from members of the audience. Another example on a recent show when debating immigration was the overwhelming support given to panellists by the audience when immigration was presented in a positive light, yet polls suggest around 70% of British people think otherwise.[/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=I3QzfrnsQ kE[/p][/quote]Same thing happened to Nick Griffin BNP, everybody there were all anti British, they want our Country for everyone else in the world bar the British...and the sad thing is so do most on hear.... welshmen
  • Score: 0

2:35am Sat 8 Mar 14

gathin says...

"Wales ceased to exist in 1542...."
I had no idea this was the case and have just researched it...and it is true.
Same goes for the Welsh national-dress being designed and thought up by an Oxford academic to give the Welsh a sense of identity- what a joke again.
Obviously the C21 version of this is the shambles down the bay.
We've been fooled again people!
As for the BBC and QT- they just tell you what your opinion is supposed to be and don't encourage any sort of critical thinking so I don't spend my time on 'em.
"Wales ceased to exist in 1542...." I had no idea this was the case and have just researched it...and it is true. Same goes for the Welsh national-dress being designed and thought up by an Oxford academic to give the Welsh a sense of identity- what a joke again. Obviously the C21 version of this is the shambles down the bay. We've been fooled again people! As for the BBC and QT- they just tell you what your opinion is supposed to be and don't encourage any sort of critical thinking so I don't spend my time on 'em. gathin
  • Score: 0

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