you do have to wonder at some of the guests the BBC chooses for Question Time.
Tonight's was rendered almost a complete waste of time by having only one elected MP on the panel (Ken Clarke) after Douglas Alexander, brother of embattled Scottish Labour Leader Wendy Alexander pulled out. There was a Daily Mail journalist (almost certainly a Tory) and author I have never heard of (I know, it probably shows my ignorance) an American and someone else I have never heard of who is apparently the Labour leader in the Lords.
No Lib Dem, no Labour MP and a severe lack of credibility all round left me feeling that I hadn't actually got answers from anybody because the people we needed answers from were not there. Question Time used to be about asking politicians serious questions, but sometimes it is just like a poor man's university debating society.