The Good, the bland and the Ugly.
First, the good. Melanie Phillips. Great contributions in the teeth of the anti-Israeli frenzy of the audience and panel. Her co-panellists appeared not to even appreciate that Hamas is openly dedicated to the DESTRUCTION of Israel. Melanie gave intelligent and thoughtful answers though she was outnumbered 4;1. I know the feeling. In a case like this, because you argue against the BBC accepted line - your opponents get four time the air time you do, so it impossible to respond to every stupid allegation made.
Then the bland. Labour's Mike O'Brien was dreariness incarnate, though he made a few reasonable noises on a few questions.
The the ugly. Julie Kirkbride. Yes, I have to admit she is one of the easier-on-the-eye Conservatives but she was pathetic. Did you hear her talk about seeing Call Me Dave's performance on the Jonathan Ross programme AFTER she admitted not seeing it?? Alex Salmond showed her up for what she is on this. Sorry Julie - but as Melanie pointed out, you personify how fallen British Conservatism has become. Dreadful.
The SNP's Alex Salmond was quite witty, quite personable and political wretched. The thing about Nationalists of whatever hue is that they can't see beyond the length of their nose.
Nicol Stephen from the Scottish Lib-Dem's was appalling, but then what Lib-Dem isn't?
The audience were the usual foaming at the mouth bunch of gather-up Leftists that we expect. I'm surprised they didn't spontaneously break into a chorus of the Red Flag.
I wonder is everybody in Perth so barking?