Articles tagged emily thornberry:

Telegraph Column: 'Question Time' Has Become a Bear Pit & Needs to Change

  • 11 Sep 2019

In 15 years of political TV punditry it had never occurred to me to walk out of a show, live on air. But it nearly happened on last Thursday’s Question Time. The thought flitted through my mind as, yet again, the other panellists talked over each other and I was barely ...

If You Haven't Decided Who to Vote For Yet...

  • 21 May 2019

We are only a few days away from polling day in the European Elections. I thought it might be helpful to pull together all the interviews and debates I've hosted during the campaign in one place. If you haven't made up your mind, watching some of these might help... ...

My Ideal Dinner Party Guests

  • 12 Feb 2019

I was talking to someone the other day about the demise of the dinner party. And it set me thinking. If I held a dinner party for sixteen people in politics who I know, who would I invite to guarantee the sparkiest conversation? Anyway, this is the list I came up with... ...

So What's It Like To Be On Question Time?

  • 21 Apr 2018

So, what was it like? That’s the question I’ve been asked a lot over the last 36 hours. Everyone wants to know what it was like to be a guest on BBC’s Question Time. Well, on Thursday I appeared on it for the first time. I’d done ANY QUESTIONS on Radio 4 quite a few times, but...

New European Diary: Meat Loaf Tattoos & Emily Thornberry's Panzer

  • 17 May 2017

It was a wonderful sight to behold – Emily Thornberry in full Panzer mode on Marr telling Michael Fallon he was talking ‘bollocks’. Andrew Marr was so shocked he remained mute. Michael Fallon didn’t quite know what to say. The rest of us watching just roared with laughter. I’v...

Labour Conference Diary 2011 - I Find Liverpool a Ghastly City

  • 27 Sep 2011

There is always one politician who goes totally over the top and loses credibility at a party conference. We all remember Michael Portillo’s ‘Who Dares Wins’ speech in 1996. Last week it was Tim Farron’s turn. This week Ivan Lewis has covered himself in glory by sugges...