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« on: 07-06-2004 10:36 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2004 10:36 »

I'm not sure whether America has its own show like ours but I'm sure someone will say whether they do or not.

Basically Question Time is a political debate show which has a different panel of spokesman and MP's every week and they invite the public to come and grill them about current policies, whats making the headlines etc...
The show may sound boring but I asure you its not! They tend to disagree alot and get into some really heated arguments, most of the time.

However, this thursdays show will have a audience consisting entirely of 14 to 25 year olds.
Sounds fun I reckon.

Discuss maybe?

« Reply #1 on: 07-06-2004 10:39 »

I really enjoy this show and I think having an edition where the members of the audience are youger may be interesting.  However I can also see it being bogged down with teen "communists" making silly statements about how the war in Iraq was just over oil etc.
Even scarier though is if some of those teen conservatives are on it.  Those guys freak me out.    As Spiffs sig used to say, everyone should be at least liberal in their teen years.

« Reply #2 on: 07-06-2004 10:51 »
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I gotta say though, leading up to the elections last month, most people in the audience weren't mentioning anything but the war, even though Mr. Dimbleby (presenter) did say that the issue was about europe and not the war.
Some people eh? just can't give it up   roll eyes
Mind you, the way both America and the UK handled the war was abit on the pathetic side.
And still is.

But in those politcal dreams I have every night *cough* I secretly desire some stonehead in the audience to question the recreational use of cannabis etc...

"Daves not here man"

« Reply #3 on: 07-06-2004 11:01 »

Although that would be amusing you know the politicians would just spout out a load of bullshit about how it causes mental and physical illness (what and alcohol doesn't?).  Anyway the legal state of marijuana isn't exactly the most pressing issue we have at the moment.  There's plenty of trouble home and abroad that we should be focussing on...then again maybe of we put Sharon all the Arab leaders and Bush in a room with a bong and an ounce the worlds problems would be sorted in a day....or perhaps not.

« Reply #4 on: 07-06-2004 11:14 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2004 11:14 »

It'd be like in that Ali-G movie....
Besides, who said going through life doesn't cause enough mental illness already?? what with rapes and teenage pregnancies, and if Eastenders is anything to go by...

But I bet the main issue will be Iraq's handing over and Saddams 'apparant' fair trial.

quickly checks the BBC site...

Nothing there then.

Well hopefully they'll bring up some good issues about the competence of the government or something, you know how kids speak there minds these days...   evil laugh

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« Reply #5 on: 07-06-2004 13:25 »

Originally posted by davierocks:
Even scarier though is if some of those teen conservatives are on it.  Those guys freak me out.    As Spiffs sig used to say, everyone should be at least liberal in their teen years.
I'm fair more liberal now than I was as a teenager, back then I was all for stringing up serious criminals and birching less serious ones; one of the reasons I don't think the voting age should be lowered, I had moronic ideas then and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I think at that age people are often at one extreme or the other as they first take an interest in politics but as they age mellow out a bit and drift towards the centre  smile

Still having a teenage Question Time sounds a good idea, when I was at school an episode of Any Questions, the radio version, was broadcast from there.

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