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Will Question Time’s panel do what Parliament can’t – and hold Iain Duncan Smith to account?

June 8, 2014

Mike Sivier's blog


Picture the scene if you can: It’s shortly after 11.35pm on Thursday (June 5) and all my inboxes are suddenly overflowing – with the same message: Iain Duncan Smith will be on Question Time next week.

The implication was that there is an opportunity here – to show the public the homicidal – if not genocidal – nature of the changes to the benefit system this man mockingly describes as “welfare reforms”.

We were given the name of only one other panellist who will be appearing in the June 12 show, broadcast from King’s Lynn: Private Eye editor Ian Hislop. He is certainly the kind of man who should relish a chance to take the politician we call RTU (Returned To Unit) down a peg or two – in fact the Eye has run articles on DWP insanity fairly regularly over the past two decades at least.

Personally I’d like to…

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  1. June 8, 2014 1:24 pm


  2. Nick permalink
    June 8, 2014 4:39 pm

    Ian hislop could try but the bbc tell me that if IDS were confronted on DWP deaths the programme would not go out and although the panel do not know of what questions will be asked of them the questions themselves put forward by the public are screened and as i say any questions about DWP/ATOS deaths are forbidden

  3. June 8, 2014 10:25 pm

    Nice to see democracy alive & well as long as no awkward questions are asked, open honest government at its best I see. Better wrap myself in padding on the night as am liable to attack the walls with anger frustration & shear boiling point hatred at being censored by the thought police. As for my TV I wonder if it will survive? Maybe best not watch for health & safety reasons.

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