June 27th, 2013

Graph of Everything That’s Wrong with BBC Question Time


360 Comments

  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    i sold the gold

  2. 2
    Hamish Macbeth says:

    Scientists are not always the most entertaining folk though …

    and tv is prone to being ostentacious

  3. 3
    ukresearch says:

    the biggest problem of all is not mentioned – Melanie Phillips and indeed all right wing journos. Or maybe just journos in general. At least MPs have some sort of mandate – journos do not. They get about 1,000 X air time than (say) trade union leaders who represent millions.

  4. 4

    Mark Steel tonight. Another one for the comedians.

    I like him. He does good standup and he’s an openly Labour, card carrying socialist. So he doesn’t have to pretend to dislike the Tories because of all their Guardian reading media-metrosexual friends and agents. He dislikes the Tories because they are Tories.

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  6. 6
    maggie the dog says:

    Are’nt they all a f*cking joke

  7. 7

    And remember when Stephen Hawkins was on and got confused between the debt and the deficit. And then he said he wanted to move like Rhianna.
    Wasn’t very credible.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Not enough Starkey.

  9. 9
    manky says:

    I know a good panel

    Rolph Harris
    Stuart Hall
    Gary Glitter
    Jimmy Tarbuck
    him off Coronation st , the younger and the older one
    Mac Clifford
    David Jason

  10. 10
    A confused non union member of 99% of the workforce says:

    Millions of what ?

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    Over on the other side says:

    Do people still watch that show?

  12. 12
    Sally Bercow says:

    agree of journos – their view aren’t representative and don’t try to be – just the class loudmouths.

    Biggest problem is Dimbleby. He’s shit and everything that David Cameron is accused of being and worse – ex-Bullingdon, out of touch, plummy voiced twat. He doesn’t even have to understand ordinary Britons. Throw the bastard out. Worst of all he’s a champagne socialist – biased giving left wingers more time to speak and a sneaky advocate for zaNu Labia.

  13. 13

    No room for Saville then?

  14. 14
    Hariet PIE-man says:

    What? No token woman?

  15. 15
    A confused non union member of 99% of the workforce says:

    You stole the gold.
    But we paid for your blunders

  16. 16
    spending time with aunty. says:

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    if Question Time is about what Britain thinks then we need info from the scientists…..having said that ex BBC DG mentioned “poverty of imagination”
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    location suggestion: imperial college london, aldous huxley building.

  17. 17
    Your as-yet-unborn grandchildren says:

    No you haven’t. You have only borrowed a load of money in the expectation that we will pick up the tab for you.

  18. 18
    roger says:

    Union leaders only represent a minority of their members and themselves. Todays
    teachers strike with only 22% calling for it again illustrates the point.

  19. 19
    The left = enablers of child abuse says:

    Men who groomed and abused vulnerable girls in Oxford acted “under the noses” of the authorities who showed “almost wilful blindness”, a court heard. In May, seven members of a p*edophile ring were found guilty of r*ping and trafficking girls aged as young as 11.

    Sally O’Neill QC said it was “shocking” that two of the victims were able to freely leave their children’s home to meet their abusers.

    Mohammed Karrar, 38, and his brother Bassam Karrar, 34, and another set of brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 31, were convicted alongside Kamar Jamil, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, and Zeeshan Ahmed, 28. They are due to be sentenced on Thursday afternoon.

    The abuse inflicted on one victim left her suicidal and another with post-traumatic stress, the court heard.

    Statements from victims’ parents were also read out.

    The court heard from the mother of one of the victims how she went from being a “loving, sweet child” to “sullen, secretive and evasive” following the abuse.

    The statement also said the mother and her husband were “scrutinised, judged and assessed” by professionals during the period their daughter was being abused, as if somehow it was their fault. She said they were “condescended to” and almost made to feel they were “inadequate, overreacting or wrong”.

  20. 20
    lojolondon says:

    cnuts

  21. 21
    Sit Petra says:

    And the biggest clown of the lot is Dimlybore.

  22. 22
    MB. says:

    How about a plot of the number of editors of Grauniad who have a science degree and number of Grauniad reporters with a science degree (excluding the science correspondent).

  23. 23
    leggo. says:

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    to avoid problems being passed to the grandchildren, avoid having them.
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    it may well be that the dynastic desire i.e the attachment to the surname, is the ghost that holds us back.

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    The left = enablers of child abuse says:

    The most telling part is: the mother and her husband were “scrutinised, judged and assessed” by professionals during the period their daughter was being abused, as if somehow it was their fault. She said they were “condescended to” and almost made to feel they were “inadequate, overreacting or wrong”.

    That sums up the left/public sector/social workers to a T. They shifted the focus to the parents of the victims and were not interested at all in what the muslim men were doing. This is why I hate the left with an intense passion. They claim to stand for equality and against misogyny, etc, but in truth they are utterly shameless hypocrites more concerned about being politically correct and flaunting their right-on credentials about islam and muslims.

  25. 25
    Tinfoil Milliner says:

    Hmmm, that went well. So much for the environmental credentials of wind power.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10146081/Twitchers-flocking-to-see-rare-bird-saw-it-killed-by-wind-turbine.html

  26. 26
    A Taxpayer says:

    Ooh, was there a teacher’s strike? I didn’t notice. I hope we have saved lots of public money as a result.

  27. 27
    Sit Petra says:

    But that would just be horizontal flat line going from 0 to 0.

  28. 28
    The Blood Pressure Society. says:

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    is he ever relaxed.
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    he probably has a pet rat at home which gives him joy.

  29. 29
    Bert the Cert says:

    pounds?

  30. 30
    Heidi Alexander MP says:

    I should go on. Trouble is I’ve put on a couple of pounds recently and I think I’d like to be a tiny bit slimmer if I am to represent my hard up constituents who don’t get to all the society parties I frequent. It’s tough looking after poor and hungry constituents when I weigh just over 15 stone.

  31. 31

    Mostly on twitter. Its the new speed dating.
    A great place to meet trendy student girls who seem pretty gullible.

    “i think all taxes should only be paid by the rich and that their tax money should be spent on, like, dolphins and pandas and stuff.”

    “Oh ..i like, so agree..yah..Fancy a drink?”

  32. 32
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Children of non-feckless parents actually learned something that day.

  33. 33
    take more care. says:

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    good to know (not) that only those who have been found guilty in a court of law are listed. we

  34. 34
    Sit Petra says:

    Another one bites the dust.

  35. 35
    Away on business says:

    I used to think like you and do not in fact have children. However, the desire to pass on a sustainable inheritance is a healthy one. You only have to travel to formerly socialist countries where land could not be passed on to future generations of relatives to see the appalling destruction of the environment which resulted.

  36. 36
    Jimbob says:

    Agreed 100%.

  37. 37
    Man from the street says:

    Made me chuckle.

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  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    …… that would be a dot????

  40. 40

    Yoda? That you is?

  41. 41
    Peter Martin says:

    Can’t actually see the problem here this time.

    Isn’t the remit ‘Educate, inform or entertain?’

    Clearly QT serves the latter admirably, albeit for those of limited brain.

    Of course there would be a serious problem were the BBC to try and claim that it is in any way designed to educate or inform, especially impartially.

    Not even a BBC Editor, Lords Hall or Patten would try that punt, surely?

    Now, when’s Jonnie Marbles ‘reporting’ for Newsnight again?

  42. 42
    neilfutureboy says:

    I believe the BBC have twice had somebody on from UKIP who wasn’t Nigel Farage. I don’t think they could have done much more without admitting that UKIP is a major party not a one man show.

    I suspect a fair number of other graphs sho0wing the great number of other things wrong with QT. Indeed since has nearly 200 guests a year and this covers only 38 over 2 1/2 years it must be showing only a small part of the BBC’s censorship.

    For example graphs showing the number of politicians compared to a whole range of other experts.

    Comparing the proportions paid by government (including quangos) compared to the national average.

    Comparing ratio of those who support the EU to nat average.

    Ditto those who observe catastrophic global warming.

    Ditto death penalty.

    Ditto unlimited immigration.

    Ditto of all parties compared to ratio of public support.

    How fortunate we live in a country where press freedom is so important that the BBC can hide answers to all these questions and thousands more by using a “necessary journalistic freedom” opt out from having to answer FoI questions.

  43. 43
    avoid sensory pleasures says:

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    only those who are found guilty of a crime should be mentioned.
    ProTeen: young are in.
    Ma.son : the issue is the mother and the dynastic side of breeding.
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    the sense of humour of the english is that of a child and great knowledge resides there. “the child is the father of man”.

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  45. 45
    Bob Fleming says:

    +1. It makes you wonder what social workers actually achieve. Could things be any worse without them?

  46. 46
    Ed Moribund says:

    I had a dream i was on that show. i talked on and on about predistributative, predator, one nation wellfare for the worthy prosocial nurtuting investment umbrellas..

    The audience remained in bemused silence until Shami Chakribati says “What I think Ed REALLY means is…” but David Starkey interrupted her with
    “Stop being such an arse man..you’re such an arse..isn’t he? I mean …he is..”
    And everyone applauded.

    I was reduced to saying “Look..If i can clarify..what I meant is..these strikes are wrong at a time…”

  47. 47
    The left = enablers of child abuse says:

    Sorry, you post here multiple times a day and I just have to ask: am I alone in not understanding what the fuck you’re on about? Your fixation with randomly placed stops, coupled with your conspiracy-laden ramblings, are not only incomprehensible but fucking tedious.

  48. 48
    Nigel's Red Barrel says:

    Too much Shirley Williams for me.

  49. 49
    The truth that the BBC does not want you to know says:

    Can you also show the graph that reveals :-

    a) The political views of the panel i.e. Conservative , Labour or Independent
    b) The political bias of the “invited audience”
    c) The frequency of venue being in Labour supporting areas

  50. 50
    Universal Hiss says:

    Lots of us here dislike the pretend Tories.

    However I’ve yet to find any justification for the BBC to fill the airwaves with useless not funny 30 year old & upwards left-wing sad cases pretending to be funny.

    Bring on Owen Jones as a stand up.

    Remember R4 News Quiz? Used to be funny, now a Labour Party rant.

    I could give many examples but don’t won’t to spoil my dinner with indigestion before I start eating.

  51. 51
    Tachybaptus says:

    The Huxley building is called after Julian Huxley, I think. Though there were a lot of Huxleys.

  52. 52
    Bazinga! says:

    How many times has Owen Jones been on?

  53. 53
    Away on business says:

    One of the better acts of graffiti I ever saw in a pub toilet went:

    “Save a London child- kill a social worker”

  54. 54
    Bazinga! says:

    The BBC takes the view London is representative of the whole Country

  55. 55
    Vlad Putin says:

    You said it. We made an entire continent a toxic shithole.
    Do you know..out on the far ends of the steppes..where there is notheing..I mean..nothing. just grassland.
    Right pout there we built cities with formless concrete tower blocks. We crammed the workers into these souless tubes.

    Why? The one fucking thing out on the steppes is space. Bloody 100’s of miles of it. We could have had houses and gardens for everyone.

    But no. Some idiot planner or bribed official insisted that the whole place be like Zelenogradsk.

    Phttt! I’m so glad we got rid of all that USSR shit.
    You need to shoot all your old commissars hiding in the public sector. They are more dangerous than cholera.

  56. 56
    Tachybaptus says:

    You don’t need a weatherman to see which way the wind blows.

  57. 57
    Gideon says:

    Bilderberger, Byron burger. It’s all the same to me.

  58. 58
    Question Time agenda for Thursday 27th June 2013 says:

    Tonight we shall be having a prolonged attack on Coalition(Tory)policies from the spending review targetting selected questioners from the audience who questions have been vetted beforehand. Rest assured that Dimbleby will be maintaining impartiality by frequently interuptting anyone who espouse support for the policies and is a Tory politician whilst allowing anyone attacking the policies and anyone who supports Labour an entirely freehand to spout on for as long as they like

  59. 59
    Londoner says:

    And Islington is representative of the whole of London

  60. 60
    The BBC fighting the cuts says:

    It is in our Charter to attack Tory policies

  61. 61
    A Doctor says:

    Once a month since puberty… about six I think

  62. 62
    Not White City but a White Elephant says:

    AND Salford Quays

  63. 63
    Universal Hiss says:

    Agree.However I glance ,discard & read on.

    Harmless in comparison to the Welsh youtuber.

    He did say he was fucking off for six months in one of his ramblings.Perhaps he torments various sites on a rotating madness.

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    The left = enablers of child abuse says:

    Priceless!!!!

  65. 65

    I do. In fact I remember having arrived back from work sitting in the car, in my own driveway to listen to it rather than get out and miss a bit.

    Now I don’t ever listen. It was only a few years ago that I stopped. it had become not just predictable but boring.
    Jeremy Hardy going off on one. Funny. But its the same off on one. The evil baby eating Tories. And each member of the panel will do the same. The same rant.
    Same with the Now Show. Its very well written but each performer does their ‘I’m against the government’ bit. And too often, its the same bit. With much the same jokes.

    Its just..boring.

  66. 66
    The Duchy of Cornwall makes exceedingly good meat pies says:

    Quite right. Why should Prince Charles get it ?

  67. 67
    Sit Petra says:

    If you like.

  68. 68
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Cells anf atoms

  69. 69
    Ed Miliband says:

    My shadow chancellor Twelvety has given me a diagram so as I can tell my arse from my elbow. I’ve been studying this drawing for some months and have now reached the conclusion that I wouldn’t trust him to get it right himself.

    I shall have to set up a focus group to help me decide.

  70. 70
    Universal Hiss says:

    You could ask the same question of politicians.

    What you need to be in with a chance of a seat at the table of the top bollocks is a PPE degree & a rich Mummy & Daddy.

  71. 71
    Sit Petra says:

    LOL.

  72. 72
    BBC Crimewatch. says:

    Never watch the tripe. The BBC is full of leeching crooks & they won’t get away with it!

  73. 73
    Universal Hiss says:

    I forgot.History would do as well for the totally useless in politics.

    Step forward the prime example,Gordon.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Why isn’t Farage counted in the ‘comedians’ column?

  75. 75
    Grrr says:

    Right wing journos – can’t be any worse than those snotty Left wing journos

  76. 76
    A Fish on a Unicycle says:

    I misread that as

    ‘You don’t need a watermelon to see which way the wind blows’

    Somehow it seems even more profound.

  77. 77
    A Pint says:

    Because he is not a comedian

  78. 78
    Grr says:

    Are you saying that there was a time when the News Quiz was not an anti-Tory circle jerk, with tired old Leftie Oxbridge comedians going on and on and on about how evil Conservatives were?

    There really was a time when this didn’t happen?

  79. 79
    Informed Opinion says:

    David Starkey is a pompous, high maintenance wanker.

  80. 80
    a non says:

    Hear hear.
    Always interupts anybody with a Tory slant and defends Labour when they cannot extracate themselves from the hole they have dug for themselves.
    That and the bussed in audience need to be removed.
    The program is a farce.

  81. 81
    Really!! says:

    The comedians get paid for taking the piss and the rest are taking the piss and get paid for it.

  82. 82
    Fact says:

    They are all meddling jobsworth PC parasites.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    The guardian had the same chart, did it not ?

    But if the chart listed political parties, UKIP’s appearances would not reflect their share in opinion polls.
    If the troika of political establishment just sent one rep between them each week , QT would have space for a much more diverse panel, enabling the viewers to hear from a far wider range of opinions.

    QT should not be a party political broadcast for the troika each week.

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    Leftwatch says:

    How about a graph of left-wing vs right wing for all panellists and then separate left/right for the groups – politicians, comedians, singers, business leaders, zelebrities and unions etc.

  85. 85
    Toxic Taffy says:

    Why is the superprison being built in Wales instead of much nearer to Westminster?

  86. 86
    Herman van Rumpboy says:

    :(

  87. 87
    Lord Stansted says:

    I rather think the real scientists (aka those without the name Robert Winston) are too busy researching to appear on QT.

  88. 88
    Wyle Cop says:

    Risk of UK blackouts has tripled in a year, Ofgem warns:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10145803/Risk-of-UK-blackouts-has-tripled-in-a-year-Ofgem-warns.html

    Welcome to 21st C. Britain, Folks – and, thanks, Ed Militwit, for signing us up to this green lunacy.

    Mind you, the possibility of the HoP in darkness does appeal: no chance of them getting any law-making done PLUS the possibility to goose Caroline Norks in a darkened corridor.

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    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Good Godwin Almighty Service says:

    Apropos of whether you can understand what’s being said or not:

    An apocryphal story has it that a British journalist in Berlin in the 1930’s once told Putzi Hanfstaengl, the Third Reich’s foreign press liaison, that the Fuehrer appeared, to those who didn’t understand a word he was saying, to be a wild-eyed fire-breathing ranter.

    Hanfstaengl is reputed to have replied, “He appears that way to them only because he IS a wild-eyed fire-breathing ranter– even to people who understand every word!”

  90. 90
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Is Farage included in ‘comedians’? That’s Double counting!

  91. 91
    Owen Jones says:

    My comrades at The Peoples Assembly are determined to drive the price of gold below $1200 by close of business today.

    Hang on for the rocky ride folks.

    GOLD 1,209.50 -20.30 -1.65%

  92. 92
    fertiliser says:

    While appreciative It would be interesting to see the small print.
    Read somewhere today that there were threats to withold part of the UK’s agricultural tranche to compensate for maintaining the rebate.

  93. 93
    HMP Hunhe says:

    what about the the male residents of rochdale who like white girls

  94. 94
    LOL says:

    Dunno, but Call Me Gayve certainly is.

  95. 95
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    To paraphrase George Santayana re: history, in Mongo’s case, those who HAVE learned from it are condemned to re-create it.

  96. 96
    A BBC Leftwit says:

    Regardless of the guests, we always hand pick yer effnically diverse, gender balanced, young, leftwit audience to ask planted questions about the unspeakably wicked Tory cuts to national treasures like the BBC.

  97. 97
    The BBC are cunts says:

    It’s easy to filter out ‘undesirables’…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/question_time/1858613.stm

  98. 98

    I was grateful for your reply to my Hougoumont Farm, which I had missed at first but later responded to. In case you missed that, the link is here:

    http://bit.ly/10VSf1K

    Let me know the instant you don’t receive this.

    Over!

  99. 99
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    So what ?? At least our tree-hugging, eco-warriors will be delighted

  100. 100
    Diane Flabbot says:

    I think you’ll find it’s “Person-of-colour-out”, are we living with 1960s racism?

  101. 101
    marksman says:

    P. S Don’t forget Russell Brand. On Andrew. Marr Sunday Morning. O M G !!!!!

  102. 102
    The religion of murder and ràpe says:

    They only meddle when it suits them. They won’t save a girl being tortured by muslims, but they’ll go absolutely ballistic if they find out a foster parent votes UKIP. Not for nothing are social workers entirely made up of far left, marxist fuckwits who wouldn’t last a milisecond in the private sector and are lifelong public sector tools.

  103. 103
    The neo nuts looney loons OBE says:

    WARSI. Has been on QT over 10 times

  104. 104
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Whereas, I do it as a labour of love, it must be said. It certainly isn’t from love of Labour, that’s for fuckin’ sure.

  105. 105
    Anonymous says:

    Is this comedy show still being transmitted? I didn’t find it funny enough to continue watching years ago.
    Come to think of it, I only rarely find anything worth watching on the channels transmitted by the company funded by the telly tax.

  106. 106
    Point of Information says:

    Reasons why Labour / Cons have suddenly changed their tune on pensioners:

    i) They do not want the older generation to vote UKIP
    ii) It is cheap and populist rhetoric

    Vote UKIP.

  107. 107
    Bluto says:

    I don’t really fancy living in a country governed by Eddy Izzard and Tony Robinson.

  108. 108
    A gutted Beeboid utterly desperate that the Tories had a double dip says:

    Could someone call the BBC and tell them that fucking double dip they were getting hysterical over wasn’t . They may like to mention this on the nes channels , those same news channels that screamed vitriol and abuse at the Tories when they told everyone it’s a definite definite recession and nothing to do with Labour

    Cnuts

  109. 109
    Essential Spelling List says:

    Do you mean “don’t want to spoil my dinner” ?

  110. 110
    Dave should resign now says:

    If we do run out of power, we know exactly which kike was responsible for energy policy under the last government. Don’t we now.

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    QT says:

    I’m a bit perplexed. The graph shows that, after the comedians, Farage is ahead of all the others, and yet the comments here are all critical of the programme. Surely most of you are always complaining that the right aren’t sufficiently represented?

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    OK

  113. 113
    Point of Information says:

    Double dip like global warming. Didn’t happen.

    However, the statistical ripples which led us to believe it did can be explained by the huge fall the economy suffered under Brown.

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    Dave should resign now says:

    The graph doesn’t include the Labour activists planted in the audience.

    If that column was added, those listed above fade.

    It is that missing column which people are most aware of and care about the most which is most comments will be critical of the program rather than the entities listed in the chart.

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    ITS BLEAK IN SUNDERLAND WITH 3 LABOUR MPS AND NO FOOD BANKS says:

    Wheres George Entwistle these days?

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Still, golfers don’t complain about the course and it’s only Sharapova who whinges about the grass! I’d be inclined to park Dimbletie but QT is always gonna be a marginal show and it’s on at election time after the polls close on Thursdays – can’t be rescheduled, can’t be fucked about with too much. The problem with QT is that Simon Hughes is on. Cheers Bill.

  117. 117
    Tony Blair says:

    I’ll have a gourmet burger, a side of chips, a bottle of champagne, and I’d like that delivered to my door by a partially sighted Iraqi orphan missing a leg and suffering trauma, so that I can flaunt my wealth and drink his tears.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    The parents were married…therefore the enemy

  119. 119
    A gutted Beeboid utterly desperate that the Tories had a double dip says:

    And the good news keeps on coming.. “Weeps and Wails to oneself”

  120. 120
    Dick the Prick says:

    Doughnuts?

  121. 121
    A gutted Beeboid utterly desperate that the Tories had a double dip says:

    Trouble is the left And the BBC will blame the Tories forgetting it takes 8 to 10 years just to get to the build point.
    Blair kicked the can down the road coz he was a cowardly twat and had bigger fish to fry like Iraq

  122. 122
    Graham says:

    Absolutely correct. And once again not a single social worker has been sacked. They are all f**king overpaid scum.

  123. 123
    What Friends of the Earth are not telling you says:

    Geo Engineering

  124. 124
    Jim says:

    Shit programme,haven’t watched it for ages.

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Selected audience

  126. 126
    Raptor says:

    The only scientists the BBC knows are the ones who believe in man-made global warming, and who are in receipt of large research grants from the tax-payer in order to promote that belief.

    Indeed, everyone who gets a large grant from the tax-payer is a friend of the BBC. Then they can be invited on to Radio 4 to complain about “savage cuts”, in case they may not be getting even larger grants in the future.

    Parasites like to cluster together.

  127. 127
    others says:

    Do the comedians appear on sky or ITV.

    How about a parallel question time answering same question at the same time next door using individuals for the technical knowledge and have never appeared on TV.

  128. 128
    neville says:

    This crime can be laid at the door of new labour. They essentially decriminalised this crime for a certain minority on whose votes they rely.

    Years went by where no-one could make any complaint against this group for fear of being labelled racist.

    Breivik was right.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Surely this graph merely reflects the BBC’s obsession with ‘celebrity’ and dumbing-down. Oh and don’t forget, the ‘comedians’ are always left-wingers.

  130. 130
    Jimmy says:

    Even two scientists is too much for you people ?

  131. 131
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    +100

  132. 132
    Dick the Prick says:

    It’s Nick Kershaw that makes it art.

  133. 133
    Southern Softy says:

    Sheep-shagging carries a maximum sentence of 20 years

  134. 134
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    +1000

  135. 135
    Speed limit 10mph says:

    They want to use the Welsh road system, what with speed cameras and 30mph speed limits every 20ft, the offenders sentence will only be a week by the time the clink van gets to a super prison.

  136. 136
    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    Who’s he – former Director of Binns?

  137. 137
    Bill Quango MP says:

    cheers Dtp

  138. 138
    Offa`s Dyke says:

    And still the posty vote scandal goes on.

  139. 139
    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    C4 News tonight.

    Lead – Mr Mandela.
    Second lead – St Stephen.

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    The end of science says:

    You’ve hit on the reason they don’t need to have scientists on the panel. The science is settled: no need for any further comment.

  141. 141
    Offa`s Dyke says:

    No don`t go on, and on, you fracking bore. Even the Squeaker was taking the piss and you didn`t notice.

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    I did see that SC.
    Really, really good. I shall nick bits and pass them off as my own.

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    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    iii) Keep my benefits and pensions as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.

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    EU Watch says:

    Some say he may have been under orders from Europe to do this, in order to make the UK more dependent on electricity imports from France, and wind turbines from G’ermany.

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    Out & about with the Edinburgh. says:

    The BBC are crooks!

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    It depends whether his mum will let him stay up that late.

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    Anonymous says:

    plus 50,000,000

  148. 148
    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    I didn’t watch it for about 20 years. Now I find it very amusing.

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    Out & about with the Edinburgh dogshite says:

    The BBC are crooks and leeches with no moral spine whatsoever. SCUM!

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    Armando Iannucci has that surreal streak in his work that tips the good into the brilliant.

    like Mark Kermode’s big hands? He didn’t have big hands. But now he does.
    And Mr Tony Blair. That was a spot before Blair was even Blair.

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Because the ‘comedians’ are all left-wingers who work for the BBC, silly!

  152. 152
    Offa`s Dyke says:

    What a w@nker. Poor me “recovering druggie”, false accent, odd brain 7 foot big bird.

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    s says:

    skynews – if you can call it that – storm over western media coverage over mandellas’s health

    ignorant western media not showing consideration for african values – nothing new then

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    British Benders Corporation/ Common Porpoise says:

    Ticks many boxes for us, ie wimin, muzz, northern, fat sorry mean big beamed, young (ish) and sort of exotic dress, unwashed in a Russell Br@nd style.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    They do like Brian Cox as well.

    On his pretty boy back they can send huge teams around the world making science docutravel for dummies.

    Then there is the monkey cage thingie on Radio 4. Let’s mix science with puerile jokes as no humans in BBC land can possible pay attention to straight science for 30 minutes.

    As I’m nearing retirement I remember when Horizon was a serious science programme.Not any more.

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    Enriched Eric of Enfield says:

    And why do we have to have starving African urchins at 2 minutes to every hour wanting us to cough up. Why not ask the £11.5Bn fund designated for their crackpot despot leader? Stop breeding.

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    employaproofreader says:

    Between or since?

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    Anonymous says:

    Why the f–k did Radio 4 have Alistair Campbell on this morning.There he was pontificating about Australian politics as though he had a degree in the subject.I think the BBC is making sure he gets plenty of dosh by asking him to spout out on every subject under the sun. He is one of theirs after all.

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    ah ffs get a life and stop moaning says:

    If people on job seekers can bring the visitors to the UK like those two can then they wouldn’t need to be on job seekers as they would have a decent job like those two have.

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    All Saint says:

    Surely Brand isn`t counted in the Comedians. Is there not a Moron column, Geedo?

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    Universal Hiss says:

    but but but us taxpayers own all this stuff so it’s for the benefit of us all.

    I’d like to book a couple of rooms then for free for a couple of months.I don’t really mind if it’s Kensington, Windsor or Buck Palace.

    What’s that? I can’t? Even if I pay £50 a night?

    It’s not really mine then.

    When can I expect my refund?

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    Guido, you're misinterpreting! says:

    Comedians are there because they are, of necessity, highly intelligent and articulate quick thinkers. In many cases, they are better than the presenters.

    Mr. Farage and Mr. Galloway are there because BBC keep trying to set them up for a fall.

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    employaproofreader says:

    Guido,

    This sentence doesn’t make sense:

    “Appearances on BBC Question Time between since the General Election.”

    No matter how clever your observation is, if you put a wacking great typo in the middle of what you want to say, it puts people off. I realise it doesn’t put off your devotees, but they are a bunch of wankers.

    Employ a proof reader. You’re a big boy, now.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    Be fair. Clapped out donkeys need money too,along with impoverished no win no fee lawyers.

  166. 166
    Redundant Watermelon says:

    Low, Rockall, 987, deepening rapidly, expected Fair Isle 964 by 0700 tomorrow… sniff… sniff…

  167. 167
    Hamspam Chowder says:

    QUITE RIGHT TOO. BAN THESE PREACHERS OF HATE….

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    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

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    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    Yes. Free grub ? Put moron my plate.

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    running dog of capitalism says:

    Should be a graph illustrating the number of times Smarmy Chacrabarti and ‘Baroness’ Helena Kennedy are on QT, Andrew Marr Show etc spouting their utterly predictable champagne lefty opinionoids.

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    Pundit too too says:

    “BBC Question Time BETWEEN SINCE the General Election”
    Is this new kid’s argot or new beeboid speak?
    Comedians on BBC? The best two are German and American the vast majority of the others are beeboid left wing luvvies relying on laughter machines and papering the walls. Gardener’s Question Time is much funnier.

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    Hamish Macbeth says:

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    Pundit Too says:

    Listen to the Moral Maze on BBC radio 4. It is the women on this programme that have more wisdom and experience than the loony left men who shout and scream to drown out any voice of reason.
    This week the idiot from the RSA was so bad I was hoping that he would have a heart attack in the middle of his ranting.

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    Universal Hiss says:

    wot lik Russel mate? Unconvincing drawl mate.Stating the tedious fuckin leftie bollox obvious mate? Slouch,sneer.

    I’m surprised he didn’t run around with a pair of scissors & unlaced bootees. It’s obvious his shirt buttons are still a puzzle.

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    Left Wing Economist says:

    £’s – most of it going to the Labour Party.

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    Tachybaptus says:

    Syntax are for of little people. Aslo speling.

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    Balanced and Impartial says:

    +23 million

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    David Dimbleby says:

    Our first question come from Andrew, who is a TV presenter. He asks, “I am clearly the best political interviewer at the BBC, so why am I stuck talking to the EDL on daytime shows no one watches, while an English ponce you gets to do the elections and Question Time? Is it just because your father was….” No wait. That’s a stupid question. Let’s move on to Jocanta, who is a student…

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    Balanced and Impartial says:

    410,000 households agree with you by not having a TV.
    I wonder how many are Muslim?

  180. 180
    Racist Clown says:

    I would love to see more of Nigel and David Starkey, much more entertaining than the usual Lefty (it was Thatchers fault) moan in.

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    Pundit Too says:

    And now they have pensioned off Quinton Cooper and his interesting world of science programme. He was obviously too successful for the BBC which want to curtail real education to their dumbed down propaganda for the masses.

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    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    wow something dumber than chemtrails!

  183. 183
    Fishy says:

    Owen Jones (he with a BBC staff pass) isn’t included in that graph…or is he one of the comedians also?

  184. 184
    David Dumbledore says:

    Leftie comic Mark Steel and Labour’s Liz Kendall on Question Time tonight, along with David Willetts, Simon Hughes and journalist Jill Kirby. Steel and Kendall will provide unintentional laughs.

  185. 185
    Enemy Combatant says:

    Ingrams and Coren

  186. 186
    Anonymous says:

    sounds like the inverse of the NUM strike.

  187. 187
    Yvette Cooper says:

    Yeah, Shararapova’s like…she’s right…the grass in England…it’s like…frocking rubbish, man! Let’s go to like Jamaica!

  188. 188
    Enemy Combatant says:

    Yes, Material World was apparently too difficult.

    The programme instead needs to have a “narrative” – ie the good scientist/bad scientist schtick that Horizon has been doing since it went horribly wrong.

    At least I don’t pay for any of it.

  189. 189
    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    “Is this new kid’s argot or new beeboid speak?”

    More likely to be the characteristic incompetence of two podgy bumboys.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    The graph is heavily weighted to the left.

  191. 191
    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    Leave off Mel – she’s a Joo’s Joo.

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    Crikey. That’s amazing! I have made millions from selling your stuff. The Chinese and Ruskies lap it up and have the spondulicks to pay, as you well know. Had been meaning to tell you about it and pay some commission over using the brown envelope route I learned from you when you were giving me guidance over selling those missile secrets. Only fair after all. Unfortunately, this Lady Deng is so very expensive…

  193. 193
    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    Too subtle.

    You should finish with “Fancy a fuck”.

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    Old Blind Pugh says:

    I notice Farrage your old pal seems to make very regular appearances, why so many, maybe a bit of light entertainment, but why you complaining about him, we know Geedo that you master has fallen out with him, Farrage maybe a bit of a ranter and a self publicist if you want watch there is the on/off button

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Ever since British televisions had valves, 405 spotty monochrome lines, bakelite cases and fine-tuning dials, they have been infested by Dimblebores. My grandfather used to hate the loathsome Richard Dimbleby, with his pompous manner, boring drone and revolting undercooked-dough features. Yet still his spawn leer and gibber at us from the plasma screen. Somebody exorcise these demons of the airwaves, please!

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    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Any word on any common cultural link between the men which separated them from their victims?

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    Lee Iacocca? Wasn’t he a bit Dodgey?

  198. 198
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/

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    BBC Newsnight Presenter says:

    Tonight Newsnight brings you the latest episode in the Civil War that has been raging in the Labour Party since the election. A Civil War that has seen Blairites ousted and has seen the hard left and Trotskyist entryists in the ascendency …………. …………………….. ………………..

    …………..Err, I’m sorry we’re not able to bring you that Story……. Err Instead our Economics Editor, Comrade Mason examines how Chancellor Osborne’s economic incompetence has seen the shame faced idiot, having go to the Commons to present a further spending review.

    But before that we have evidence of how Tory wrong-doing at the gates of Downing Street and in North Wales childrens’ homes was linked to their mismanagement of the economy in 2007-9

    http://labour-uncut.co.uk/2013/06/26/labour-and-unite-a-little-time-bomb/

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    Vichy ‘Dave’, The Treacherous Tin Can Tosser in No 10 – and his Windfarm Scam! says:

    I say you jolly chaps!!!!! – years more lovely dosh for my Windfarm Scam Chums – and the returns and energy price are just going to keep going up Up UP!!!!!!!

    Meanwhile, leave the Common People to whinge about lefty-righty ishhooos! – we know what REALLY matters! – eh what chaps???

  201. 201

    Don’t understand it. John Reith was one of us… wasn’t he?

  202. 202
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Can someone tell me…

    If the BBC is so popular, why do they need to threaten people in order to fund it?

  203. 203
    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Because he isn’t left wing and when he tells a joke it’s funny.

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    tourmaline says:

    I presume that graph showing all those comedians includes politicians since they are not anywhere else evident in those graphs.

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    Hope they don’t introduce syntax. I shall be finished.

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    More Correctly says:

    BAN THE PREACHERS OF HATE – ON THIS SITE.

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    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Germany’s building a load of new coal plants.

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    The Previous Tosser in No 10, Best Buddy to Bent, Bonkers, and Bogus Bankers, says:

    I saved the World! That’s all I can say!

    Also, the BBC – the Brown Bullshit Corpse, look for my return with undiminished Fervour!

  209. 209
    tourmaline says:

    Pity that the economy in 2007/09 was in gordon’s jurisdiction.

    Oh! Sorry you hoped we wouldn’t notice that!!

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    CarryHole is a porcine homunculus says:

    Science comment BBC documentary style

    As I’m nearing retirement I remember when Horizon was a serious science programme.Not any more.
    As I’m nearing retirement I remember when Horizon was a serious science programme.Not any more.
    As I’m nearing retirement I remember when Horizon was a serious science programme.Not any more.

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    Gordon Brown is a God

    One sentence you will find no one has written before the above malfunction.

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    More Correctly says:

    Guido hopes they don’t introduce a Sin Tax.

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    A Passing Exorcist says:

    “Exorciso Tei, Immunde Spiritus!”

    There, that’s better……

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    AofE says:

    You forgot the tiresome audience participation. It’s on every week.

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    A Passing Confessor says:

    Remittuntur tibi peccata tua

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    Pseudo Intellectual Tax Exile Arsewipe says:

    Barack Obama says there will be no ‘wheeling and dealing’ over hunt for Edward Snowden

    That’s him fucked then.

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    Anonymous says:

    Don’t know why you kippers like Starkey so much. You must be really into his politics. The man has zero charisma.

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    Don't Mention The War says:

    Within 45 mins the BBC could ask him: What happened to the “Weapon of Mass Destruction”?

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    Μην το κάνετε τόσο εύκολο!

  224. 224
    Anonymous says:

    Considering the way they let the Tories off-the-hook on spending cuts – the BBC must be centre-right crooks and SCUM.

  225. 225
    Ranter says:

    No Dappy from ‘N-Dubz’ then?

  226. 226
    Anonymous says:

    Brown and Blair, two cheeks of the same arse.

  227. 227
    Sit Petra says:

    Obama or Snowden?.

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  230. 230
    A Passing Confessor says:

    για την τιμωρία σας πω τρία Χαίρε Μαρία !

  231. 231
    El Portal says:

    … the girls were not of colour – hence the leftists’ casual decade long inaction … the rapists ? Jailed for life ? But “life” does not mean life .

  232. 232
    Sit Petra says:

    The Vatican can never compete with the BBC for piety.

  233. 233
    Anonymous says:

    Right Wing-Nuts

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    BBC Newsnight Presenter says:

    That’s just a mere detail

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    Reactionary Twat says:

    I demand a Public Inquiry

  237. 237
    Bert says:

    Alan Coren RIP.

    Pity about Giles.

  238. 238
    Pinada says:

    … indeed: and on and on they go about Doreen Lawrence … day after day …

  239. 239
    Reactionary Twat says:

    More like a Gerbil

  240. 240
    Sit Petra says:

    Turns out that revised Treasury figures have shown that there was no double dip recession under the Tories (well not yet anyway), so the only one we have had was under Labours post economic crash, also 2007 to 2009, despite having to endure months of Miliband and Balls prattling on about it.

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    cheche says:

    I ‘ve got football not QT

  242. 242
    JH349324890234023 says:

    I got yet another ‘urgent action required’ envelope delivered to ‘The legal occupier’ today.

    I urgently threw it in the bin.

  243. 243
    Kildar says:

    Now we discover that May and her mangina office workers at the Home Office have denied Robert Spencer, the Anti-Jihadist expert, entry to the UK. More support for the muzzie terrorists by the Political Class.

  244. 244
    Sit Petra says:

    Don’t bring up the subject of child abuse though, neither of them like that at all.

  245. 245
    AIDS says:

    I’m on the case.

  246. 246
    innit says:

    Some of us value intelligence, analysis and insight more than the ability to fool gullible twats.

  247. 247
    JH394923402395 says:

    Jimmys people.

    Must bring a tear to his eye.

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    Kildar says:

    Your comment is a measure of how dumbed-down and feminised this country has become.

    As little as 20 years ago an independent academic with real world experience would have been unremarkable in the media. However plain-speaking academics are now out of favour because they are not conformist or “nice enough.

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    innit says:

    Ban you, you fuquer

  250. 250
    Anonymous says:

    You right-wingers will contain to attack the BBC for being left-winger and “biased”, for this keeps it in-line. Anyway, far from being biased, QT is plain boring.

  251. 251
    Maqboul says:

    .
    .
    ever so….

    .

    fucking tedious

  252. 252
    innit says:

    The graph does not show the mean time between being interrupted by Paxo if you are a tory – which is currently about 2.4 seconds.

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    Maqboul says:

    You forgot to mention he doesn’t have big tits either.

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    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS……

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    I tried the same thing with the NHS. Said I’d paid in for 20 years and only used it twice. So I said I wanted an ambulance for the weekend.
    I’ve paid for it. Several times over. So I want to drive it round for a bit.
    I said it was the least they could do.

    They said they could do less.

  257. 257
    Sit Petra says:

    These people have gone totally mad, ” Household energy bills will have to rise, Ofgem added to compensate companies”, for your incompetence?.

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    Anonymous says:

    And like Clarkson, not very PC. That is why he is hated by you lefties.

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    Saffron says:

    Firstly as regards the beeboids,this lot demonstrate every single day that they are nothing less than the mouthpiece of the liebour bunch of deniers.
    They are supposed to be according to their charter absolutely impartial,well whats their next joke.
    Secondly the beeboids question time is frankly not worth watching it is so biased towards liebour.
    Frankly Dimbledum is a tosser in his planted questions routine and the planted studio lot.
    The BBC has now managed to lose it’s credibility to huge numbers of people in this land due to it’s unmitigated bias towards liebour and their dire policies.
    INMHO the beeboids should be broken up and sold off as not being the impartial voice which it once was of this land.

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    #AngloTapes says:

    Wanna find out what’s been going on with the tax payer bail outs of banks ?

    Check the moniker.

    These guys are either bent or schmucks:

    Osborne / Darling / Brown

    – Fuck these retards, in particular Brown.

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    FFS says:

    Intelligence???? He’s full of ad hom abuse. Graceless c’unts are obviously popular with kippers.

  262. 262
    grumpy old sod says:

    They can’t let people begin to think it’s the religion from hell because then they would ask: ‘Who the hell decided to let so many of its adherents into the country in the first place?’

  263. 263
    Realyst says:

    Mark Steal doing his usual impression of a 15 year old marxist retard QT.

    Cuts…oh wot, leave it out, Thatcher, the poor, blah…

  264. 264
    Taxpayer says:

    JSA funded surely.

  265. 265
    Anonymous says:

    Clarkson is funny. Starkey is a cock, pc or not pc.

  266. 266
    Fat Retarded Mum on QT says:

    Gimme more money!

    Why doesn’t this government give me more money like?

    I want more money!

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    Point of Information says:

    JSA / EU Funding : Same thing isn’t it ?

  268. 268
    Agrippa says:

    You lucky, lucky bastard

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    nom nom nom says:

    “Graceless c’unts”

    and you’re complaining about abuse

    fucking lefty retard

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    Sit Petra says:

    It’s not an impression (that would require some comic ability).

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    Living in 97.2% white Merseyside says:

    Because so many of them are from countries that were formerly part of our empire.

    I’m beginning to wish we never had one.

  272. 272
    Rhondda Blue says:

    Mark Steel is lucky, because the world owes him a living.

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    Point of Information says:

    If this was twenty years ago she would have a lot more self respect and perhaps gone on Catchphrase to get her money rather than demand wholesale from the state.

    State of post Labour Britain today.

    Watching the BBC leaves me with a greasy used sensation which demands a shower and strong soap.

  274. 274
    Alice says:

    Yes, nothing but lefty sound bites with no logical theme. And, as usual, Dimbleby allowing constant lefty interruptions and talking over other panellists.

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    Point of Information says:

    Empire was fine.

    Losing it was not.

    Giving equality to the unwashed scum we helped pull out the gutter was enlightened, but perhaps not properly thought through.

    Letting the inferior races wander the streets un-integrated and un-interested in being here – particularly the scum which was born here, is the major problem.

    But those ideas were introduced by others not of this land.

    Clock is ticking…

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    FFS says:

    Whatever else he is, Starkey’s lefty. He wanted the 50p top rate.

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    Teleprompter says:

    I’ve finished, but the dozy bastard keeps reading the last screen over and over again.

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    The Yorkshire Ripper says:

    Who the fu£k was that cnut on Paxo’s show tonight spouting conspiracy theory? Ugh! I just wanted to put her in a metal box and tip her into the Adriatic. Hopeless, delusional cretin.

  279. 279
    George Who? says:

    In Los Angeles, jumping off the “H” in the “HOLLYWOOD” sign? No, that’s Peg Entwistle, a failed film starlet…

    In Massachusetts, serving life for murdering his wife and child? No, that’s Neil Entwistle, a failed yuppie computer engineer…

    I give up– what happened to THAT failure of an Entwistle?

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    albacore says:

    Erm, don’t you reckon it’s a tad masochistic
    Watching a programme that can send you ballistic
    With frustration that they have you paying for it
    When it’s total and utter propagandist shit?
    Yesterday’s men high on yesterday’s medium
    Definition of repetitive tedium
    Stop paying the licence fee and give it a rest
    When all’s said and and done, ain’t the Internet the best?

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    Alice says:

    How about a similar graph for This Week?
    90% disgraced politicians?

  282. 282
    albacore says:

    Curses!
    But, then again, on the other hand
    You might also care to lose one “and”

  283. 283
    The EU has failed says:

    “Fancy a meaty sausage with your breakfast”?

  284. 284
    The EU has failed says:

    Hurriedly replying this is not an offer to anyone posting here.

  285. 285
    The EU has failed says:

    Farage is a politician like Galloway so they should appear under their party name – just like the Liblabcons.

  286. 286
    David Cameron says:

    Correction: They were married and heterosexual and therefore, the enemy.

  287. 287
    David Cameron says:

    Life, on average, means 8 years these days.

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    Let's play pretend! says:

    Shhh, that would mean telling the truth and let’s face it, the truth is not politically correct.

  289. 289
    Let's play pretend! says:

    So are the Chinese and Indians. They understand that a successful economy depends on cheap, abundant and reliable energy.

    Clearly the message is lost in translation, as far as it is possible to message our errand boy politicians.

  290. 290
    Let's play pretend! says:

    Warsi is no conservative either.

    She’s another of Dave’s specially imported, social democrat lefties.

  291. 291
    There can be no view except the approved view says:

    I agree comrade. We must shut down and shut up all dissenters. It is the progressive thing to do!

  292. 292
    Taxfodder says:

    Well politics is more about showbiz than most else so hardly a surprise..

    The BBC is hardly a font of political news in any case.

    Cherry picking facts they choose to report as they judge them only if it suits their cause

    and…

    Ignoring anything that does not.

  293. 293

    There should be a new rule here that we don’t talk about politics.

  294. 294
    The Peoples Assembly says:

    Guido Fawkes: What’s your economic outlook?

    Owen Jones: I see the global economy in dire danger, and that’s from one thing: the euro. The euro is a poison pill for Europe. It’s putting everybody back on the gold standard. You see huge unemployment developing everywhere. Where does that lead? You’ll see one of two things: either communism or fascism. Communism is outdated, so it’s going to be fascism. You can’t have 50 percent of young people without work.

  295. 295

    On the whole the comedians have not really been very funny

  296. 296

    I thought this was very funny – why has nobody commented?

  297. 297
  298. 298
    Sit Petra says:

    Somebody has been listening to Gordon Brown too much, the Global economy never has been in “dire danger” it’s only the Euro-zone countries that have f**ked-up big time.

  299. 299
    Sit Petra says:

    Probably because nobody can think of a funny reply.

  300. 300
    Chuck off says:

    What’s the bet it’s only a matter of time before Chuka tweets a photo of himself having a burger at a local takeaway to show how in touch with ordinary folk he is, he of the £1000 tailored suits, Ibiza holiday home, offshore accounts and comments about Londoners being trash.

  301. 301

    Did you shit the bed again, pseudo-intellectual-twat?

    It’s becoming a habit with you.

  302. 302
    albacore says:

    How come penalty points fail to be enforced
    By having your driving licence endorsed?
    Can our lords and masters haughtily refrain
    From having their own records blackened by stain?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23093338

  303. 303
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    I think they should pension off Question Time.

    It passed its sell by date years ago when Mr Day left.

  304. 304
    bergen says:

    It’s depressing to realise how poor the News Quiz has become when the era of Ingrams and Coren ( Barry Took in the chair ) is remembered.

    It’s unlistenable now and it’s a format that ought really to be idiotproof.

  305. 305
    Isacc Hunt says:

    Why the BBC continue to invite so called comedians onto Question Time such as fuckshite Russell Brand or the pillock that was on last night I do not know.

    However the west county comedian Jethro or the late and great Bernard Manning (god bless is soul) now that would be a totally different matter.

  306. 306
    Sit Petra says:

    It was a fair cop he said
    But he sounds like a Pleb
    Just £60 quid for speeding
    Takes some believing

  307. 307
    Bernard Manning says:

    One of my favourite Bernard jokes:

    Leader of the k k k dies and arrives at the pearly gates. He presses the buzzer and a moment later a voice comes through on the intercom and says “Who dat?” And the guys “Fuck that, I’m out of here”.

  308. 308

    Good grief!

    You are not claiming that the much revered BBC, our much beloved and treasured national institution, has the slightest hint of a left-wing bias!

    Are you?

  309. 309
    Gree b says:

    Birdwatchers see rare swift killed by wind turbine
    Dozens of birdwatchers who travelled to a Scottish island to see an extremely rare swift have been left distraught after it was killed by a wind turbine.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10146135/Birdwatchers-see-rare-swift-killed-by-wind-turbine.html

  310. 310
    albacore says:

    But it was for using a mobile phone
    He must have been scared of being alone
    And not in the company of his chums
    The rest of the Parliamentary bums

  311. 311

    Thank you, sockpuppet.

    I imagine that Point of Information will really be fooled by that, even though he is not the level of pseudo-intellectual-twat that I am.

  312. 312
  313. 313
    Village Idiot says:

    ..Twelvety is not very good at driving a motorised vehicle,or sticking to the rules of the road….How a buffoon of his calibre got to the lofty positions he had tells you all you need to know about our political elite.The damage he and his buddies did and the acting as if nothing happened is breathtaking…So mentaly screwed up and existing in a weird bubble of group think where everything he did was good,is damaging to him and as we’ve seen,our country…Put him in a padded cell in an institution,oh, well, intensive care in the community then!!!!!

  314. 314

    It all really depends upon what you mean by comedian.

    Someone who trolls me repeatedly using the strap pseudo-intellectual-twat is really (and I really mean that folks) side-splitting.

  315. 315
    Bill Oddy says:

    I’d travel the 300 miles just to see a wind turbine.

  316. 316

    It is a typical slice of modern life, I am afraid.

  317. 317
    Sit Petra says:

    OK if your not on a bicycle
    That will get you done in a tricycle,
    I give up…
    My cabinet position

  318. 318
    Vazoline says:

    I fully support my dear friend, Nadhim Zahawi in his bold initiative to prpose that all illegal immigrants are granted amnesty to stay in the UK. Nadhim is a good friend of (Lord) Jeffrey Archer so I know him to be a man of total integrity like me. We’re all in this together.

  319. 319
    legal alien says:

    Shouldnt George Galloway be under the comedy section

  320. 320
    Sit Petra says:

    See 312, It’s off topic now :-)

  321. 321
    Maqboul says:

    Bugger, didn’t see that. I hope Tim Yeo is proud of himself now!

  322. 322
    Ed Balls says:

    I know I annoy people but I just don’t know how to make this sort of money any other way.

    #trois points

  323. 323
    fredflotbot says:

    how about a list of those people who have connections to the BBC/Guardian.The list would be long.

  324. 324
    Maqboul says:

    No Bill­y to torment anymore so you’ve latched onto someone else. A st­alker who nicks monikers. You are one sad bastard, ta­t.

  325. 325

    They could both cut costs by sharing their Human Resources departments.

  326. 326
    Sit Petra says:

    I bet he would have been full of remorse if it had been a Greenfinch.

  327. 327
    albacore says:

    It’s time they all got on their bike
    Or took a bloody great long hike
    Of all the Parliaments we’ve had
    Was ever there one quite so bad?

  328. 328
    2112 says:

    “contain?”

  329. 329
    Sit Petra says:

    Reckon we could get an anthology published?
    But then I expect it would just get rubblished

  330. 330
    albacore says:

    Alas, for all that we have said
    The subject’s moved to the next thread

  331. 331
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Starkey had a good rant about unfairness of family connections (“Coren a hereditary journalist, Dimbleby a hereditary broadcaster”) and none of them were quick enough to point out that, as an expert on the Tudors, the old poof had made a nice living out of heredity himself.

  332. 332
    UK tenured academic says:

    Yeah that’s bcause UK academics don’t do independent research they get funding to “prove” whatever nonesense the establishment is pedaling this week – gay marriage and windmills from eco Dave, government spending”creats growth” from Gordon. The consequence is that UK academics are boring Marxist foghorns.

  333. 333
    Anonymous says:

    the ironic thing is that the comedians give the common sense answer and the politicians give a comedians answer !

  334. 334
    An engineer speaks says:

    Question Time is the BBC’s attempt at entertainment.

    It definitely does not inform or educate since the participants give us their biased opinions about subjects that they know little or nothing about.

    I much prefer to be given the facts by someone who has independently looked into the situation and then be left to make up my own mind.

    The thoughtful approach to politics with arguments based on evidence seems to have gone, if indeed it was ever there.

    I stopped watching Question Time many years ago. Saves having to buy a new TV everytime I would have thrown something at the screen.

  335. 335
    Matilda says:

    I sent mine back in an unstamped envelope with “I refer you to Arkell v Pressdram” written across the top.

  336. 336
    Headmistress (on strike at the moment) says:

    “discreetly” not “discretely” which means something different.

  337. 337
    Silvermansacks says:

    Oy vey Owen, shut yer bloody trap. Look at how much we already made from the idiots who bought at $1500+ an oz. Their piggy banks must be weeping now.

  338. 338
    Weather forecasters are bad for you (along with Byron burgers of course) says:

    Global warming didn’t happen – and neither did the ice age that, in 1975, we were assured would be upon is by the year 2000.

    How much does the bloody Met Office cost?

  339. 339
    Plink plunk says:

    As a beeboid, it would be more likely that he played the ‘fiddle’.

  340. 340
    Plink plunk says:

    No accounting for taste, is there?

  341. 341
    Plink plunk says:

    So does lasagne and burgers!

  342. 342
    Ejerkatin Ed says:

    Er, how many is 2?

  343. 343
    We freeloaders of orient are says:

    Try the RAF next Bill, they might have a working Typhoon or something you could have.

  344. 344
    Pardon? says:

    Employapoofreader?

  345. 345
    Oh thwype me says:

    I uthed thin takth to thtick my carpet to the thtairth yethterday.

  346. 346
    Ye owld faht says:

    … and they never successfully replaced Gilbert Harding either.

  347. 347
    Programmer says:

    The pie eaty programme will be hosted by Lardass or the Hippo at 8.30pm on Sunday (after we have all read G’s column in the whatever it’s called these days).

  348. 348
    Today's breaking news says:

    Him gone Africa; pet starving picaninnies on curly heads. Him new big black bwanaman.

    Oh, and Mandibleterrorman still not conked yet. Watch empty space

  349. 349
    Jerusalem Post(man) says:

    “Others not of this land” appear to have plenty of “others from different lands” in their midst too. But, I wonder, why they don’t have same problems we do.

  350. 350
    Anonymous says:

    “Breivik was right.”

    When was he right, exactly? When he was putting bullets in the skulls of children pleading for their lives? Was he right then? Do tell.

  351. 351
    Puff the magic dragoon says:

    Indeed yes, but FAR more important is WTF do they find those godawful ties they all wear?

  352. 352
    Ray D Ation says:

    Nice to see that you are concerned about our wild birds. Even so, better wind turbines than Nuclear Power?

  353. 353
    Ray D Ation says:

    But are they not better than costly, old out-of-date and unsafe Nuclear Power Stations?

  354. 354
    Puff the magic dragoon says:

    All those fans travelled all that way to see their objective squished by a fan. How apposite.

  355. 355
    Anonymous says:

    Talk about a cutting-edge.

  356. 356
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Aren’t comedians the same thing as politicians- only far less damaging and expensive?

  357. 357
    Diane's so solid crew says:

    Just try to get into a Newsnight audience as a white straight middles class middle income male and you’ll be waiting a very long time. I tried – was told my demographic quota was filled. BBC are social engineering fucktards and we pay for them. How do people like Dimbleby who is biased, snooty and shit at his job stay on inflated quasi public sector salaries until they’re 85yrs old? The man’s a shithead who’s never done a day’s work in his life – the Dimbleby monopolization of key political programmes is comparable to Kim Jong Il and has about as much merit……….

  358. 358
    Isacc Hunt says:

    Good god no!

    Perish the thought!

  359. 359
    A Passing Scientist says:

    2 + 2 = 5 (for very large values of 2)

  360. 360
    Saffron says:

    All politicians today are a cabal of self serving ratbags who the electorate keep putting into power.
    When oh when are the sheeple going to wake up and really get to grips with these political front men who are frankly in the pay of other forces who are intent on ruling this planet.
    Example did Mr Hitler manage to finance his crackpot ideas,well no he did not in that he needed finance and just were did that finance come from?.
    Well it came from fine upstanding banksters and other industrialists and did it matter to these guys how many lives would be lost,well absolutely not,and these guys are still at it today.
    However things are now changing in that we have the net so that what went on is being exposed on a daily basis and a lot of what went on IMHO is causing a lot of bedwetting amongst the high up’s.


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