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With so much to talk about in NI why was Question Time so dull?

Suzanne Breen


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Question Time

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Question Time

Arlene Foster was wearing her favourite Crown brooch. Michelle O’Neill had a picture of the Proclamation on the wall. Brandon Lewis was waffling away. Welcome to Question Time from Northern Ireland – a far from impressive sight.

The BBC’s flagship programme is a shadow of what it once was, and nothing captured its demise better than the awful offering from Belfast on Thursday night.

This was not the big beasts of local politics doing battle, or even exchanging ideas. Arlene’s attire and Michelle’s décor was all that was memorable about proceedings. With a new Irish Sea border and a global pandemic wreaking havoc on our lives, the programme somehow managed to be bland and boring.


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