Who's on the BBC's Question Time this week?
- Credit: BBC
This week's Question Time comes from Coventry, a city that was once the capital of England - and home to our parliament back in the 1400s. But what will the virtual audience make of this week's panel of politicians from the past and present?
On the panel is:
Gillian Keegan MP
Keegan is the Tory MP for Chichester and an education minister. This week the politician dismissed the huge coronavirus data bungle as a "teething problem" and the week before struggled to explain the coronavirus rules for the North East. Expect her to make headlines on Thursday evening...
Burnham is the mayor of Manchester and was Labour minister in Gordon Brown's government. He has warned a 'winter of discontent' faces the north of England, and has joined forces with other local mayors to call for a rethink of the government's local lockdown policy.
- 1 The greatest failure of government in our lifetime
- 2 James O'Brien schools Brexiteer who refuses to accept new EU-UK trade rules
- 3 Matt Hancock praises free school meals before being reminded he voted against them
- 4 Scottish fishing boats ditch UK waters for Denmark to escape Brexit red tape
- 5 The bigot we should have called out on day one
- 6 The polling that signals the plight of the Union
- 7 Tory candidate suspended by party over comments about ‘fat’ food bank user
- 8 Jacob Rees-Mogg claims fish captured after Brexit deal came into effect were 'British and happier for it'
- 9 Keir Starmer got it right with vote on Brexit deal
- 10 Katie Hopkins joins UKIP in time for leadership contest
When he's not appearing on train documentaries, this former Tory MP can be found fighting the corner of the Conservatives on political programmes. He earned the nickname of 'Sad Man On A Train' by Andrew Neil on This Week until its axing last year. He stood for Conservative Party leadership in 2001, somehow managing to lose to Iain Duncan Smith.
Dame Donna Kinnair
As the chief executive of the nurses' union, Kinnair is warning that staff are already facing burn out from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and fears not enough action is being taken to protect them from the second. She has also warned the "new" hospitals that Boris Johnson likes to keep talking about are effectively "useless" without providing the staff.
Varoufakis is a hard-left Greek economist, academic and politician. He was a surprise Remainer voice in the EU referendum despite never cheerleading for what he calls the Brussels "establishment". Despite this, he claims that Brexit will be a "tiny speck of insignificance" compared to the economic impact of Covid-19.
- Question Time airs on Thursday at 10.45pm on BBC One and 11.50pm in Northern Ireland
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