Question Time is a TV forum for debate broadcast UK-wide from different locations on BBC1 on Thursdays, after the 10pm news. I try to watch it, and manage to see it most weeks. However, I find I’m watching it more and more merely to marvel at the sheer predictability of both questions, answers and the inevitable applause which follows the usual politically correct answers. There’s a manifest lack of critical thinking in both panellists and audience.
In tonight’s broadcast, for example, topics included (as usual) the funding of the National Health Service (NHS) with the predictable complaining that we are an ageing population and so that brings lots of problems for the NHS. Not a soul ever addresses the question of why we are an ageing population. Tonight was no exception. Nobody ever points out that we’ve contracepted ourselves out of existence. Nobody. There’s simply nobody in the public square who is joining up the dots.
Then, the subject arose of how to persuade women who smoke during pregnancy to stop, given that they are damaging their unborn baby. No voice in the wilderness said: “It’s not half as damaging as murdering them in the womb.” It seems the UK population doesn’t DO joining up the dots.
Anyway, Click here to view the show and make up your own mind. We’re into independent thinking, here at Catholic Truth. There’s no “politically correct” answers expected. We’re interested only in the truth. I didn’t hear much, if any, truth from either the panel or the audience in tonight’s show – seldom do. So, tell us your thoughts – am I being uncharitable when I ask the Question Time panellists and audience, from the safe distance of my own living room, if they’re really as thick as they seem to be – or what?