I was looking at a tweet listing the BBC any questions panel, and began thinking: what would any questions look like if I ran it? I began by thinking that I’d select some impartial questions …. but of course, the news reporting itself is biased, and “Any questions” is to the news what a school exam is to the course syllabus. And whilst you could change the questions a little, in order to really change them, you have to change the preceding “teaching” that the BBC does through their news.
But what would you ask? Here’s a few ideas:
- Do we live in a democracy and if so, what need is there for MPs to debate Brexit?
- Should the Hijab be banned in the UK?
- Should EU citizens be allowed to stay after Brexit?
- Is wearing a poppy a political act and is Fifa right to ban it?
- In a Tory Scotland what would you do?
- It was widely rumoured in US elections that Hillary Clinton was ill. Did electorate have a right to know?
- Which diets work?