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[Politics] Why is Nigel Farage on Question Time tonight ?



WATFORD zero

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Why does someone who has stood and failed to become an MP on 7 occasions get so much airtime ? I know this has been asked a number of times, but does anyone have any idea why he keeps on appearing on mainstream media given the fact his single success was becoming an MEP, something we left years ago ?

I'm actually looking for a serious answer from his supporters/haters/whoever (although I appreciate this is NSC) because I really don't understand :shrug:
 




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Why does someone who has stood and failed to become an MP on 7 occasions get so much airtime ? I know this has been asked a number of times, but does anyone have any idea why he keeps on appearing on mainstream media given the fact his single success was becoming an MEP, something we left years ago ?

I'm actually looking for a serious answer (although I appreciate this is NSC).
The selection process for guests is done using PR.
 


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My only guess is that he’s a lazy catch-all to provide easy balance for the BBC?

But in all honesty, I haven’t a clue.
 








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Because they are only allowed a certain number of politicians who’ve actually been elected to Parliament
 








Paulie Gualtieri

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Doubt he would have been booked if Piers Morgan wasn’t also on tonight.

It will go orrrrrf, that’s what they want
 


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Why not go the full Primark and invite Joey Barton again.
 






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Perhaps it's because he was instrumental in persuading Cameron to offer the electorate of this country a long awaited referendum on membership of the EU? I think he'll go down in history as a very important political campaigner who changed the future course of the UK. Thanks for the heads up, I'll look forward to watching 🇬🇧
 


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I've just had a look at the people on question time who appeared the most, I can only find old figures, but it appears

Nigel Farage - 2000-2019 - 1.8 times per year
Ken Clarke - 1982-2013 - 1.6 time per year
Menzies Campbell - 1987-2013 - 1.6 times per year
Charles Kennedy - 1983-2015 - 1.4 times a year
Harriet Harman - 1981-2015 - 1.3 times per year

And it appears he has been on (including tonight) three times since these figures were collected (I'm assuming the other serious politicians on that list, as voted by the electorate) haven't appeared since.

Why do you think that would be ?
 


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Why does someone who has stood and failed to become an MP on 7 occasions get so much airtime ? I know this has been asked a number of times, but does anyone have any idea why he keeps on appearing on mainstream media given the fact his single success was becoming an MEP, something we left years ago ?

I'm actually looking for a serious answer from his supporters/haters/whoever (although I appreciate this is NSC) because I really don't understand :shrug:
60% of the panel aren't MPs; of the three non-MPs, apart from Farage, one's a professional Christian and one's a retired phone hacker. Wonder why you aren't so incensed about them?



P.S. I know the answer, so don't bother............................
 




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Plus of course, he pretty much fills the "c#nt quota" on his own.
Him and Piers Morgan on the same panel is like c*ntmageddon
 


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Perhaps it's because he was instrumental in persuading Cameron to offer the electorate of this country a long awaited referendum on membership of the EU? I think he'll go down in history as a very important political campaigner who changed the future course of the UK. Thanks for the heads up, I'll look forward to watching 🇬🇧

He certainly was very effective and influential. No one can deny that.

But it wasn’t persuasion.
 


Happy Exile

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UKIP and Farage got exposure way beyond their popularity for years - it's an objective, evidence-based statement of fact that the coverage they had on the BBC, compared to the Greens who were electorally the same or more popular, was greater by several orders of magnitude. Imagine what the country would be like today if the bias had been towards equally representating all views, and not towards disproportionate stoking of controversy to drive viewing figures. And that's why he's there again. Controversy makes people watch.
 


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The most curious thing..
Does anyone actually watch this stuff these days?
 




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Him and Piers Morgan on the same panel is like c*ntmageddon

You might finish QT and like Morgan again, he may play to the winning Labour gallery for reflected glory on 4th July.

Hopefully no one falls for it. A vile editor of a criminal rag, latterly a right wing weirdo.
 
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beorhthelm

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Reform UK are a significant force in this coming election.

They should be represented in these forums, just as the Greens should be represented.

We may not agree with their policies, but this is democracy.
first point is presumptive, they might be a force. might well struggle to 2% like Brexit party last time.
second point seems to highlight the problem, there's no Green (or Lib Dem) represented.
it's very odd he gets so much airtime.
 


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