BBC Question Time

BBC Question Time


The BBC's flagship political debate programme. Use #bbcqt to get involved in the discussion.

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Political editor @bbclaurak  asked Labour members in Bury what they were looking for in a new party leader. #bbcqt 

Sir Keir Starmer has warned against blaming Labour's historic election defeat on its 2019 campaign alone. #bbcqt 

The Labour grassroots group Momentum is supporting shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. #bbcqt 

Five Labour leader candidates have won the support of enough MPs and MEPs to enter the next stage of the contest. #bbcqt 

The fifth and final #bbcqt  audience question tonight is about NHS waiting times.

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Hospitals reported huge pressures in December, with one in five A&E patients waiting over four hours in England. #bbcqt 

Labour's Shami Chakrabarti urges the Conservatives to "get behind the NHS" and "don’t scrap the targets, don’t scrap the transparency and the accountability". #bbcqt 

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The NHS faces a number of challenges and often tops the list of concerns voiced by the public, but what state is it actually in? #bbcqt 

Next week we're in Stoke Newington. If you'd like to join our audience or suggest a venue for Question Time you can do so via #bbcqt 

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‘David Cameron made the referendum policy because he didn’t want to risk losing 10 or 15 seats to UKIP and look where it has got us’ This 16-year-old says the Conservative Party are responsible for Brexit. #bbcqt 

“Corbyn is not an anti-Semite, the right-wing press takes things out of context” This #bbcqt  audience member, who is Jewish, says the media choose to attack the Labour leaders ‘character, because his policies are correct’.

“Whatever your politics, you can agree that punishing disabled and sick people for falling on hard times is absolutely morally wrong and they have blood on their hands” @chessmartinez  on the government’s austerity policy. #bbcqt 

''The UK is one of the least racist societies across Europe" "It's funny that you're a white man saying that! How are you going to experience it? You're a white man!" #bbcqt 

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