Pompous old Labour buffoon Lord Roy "the boy" Hattersley was there, large as life and twice as useless. The oddly moon-faced Liberal-Democrat Sarah Teather was shockingly bad, preening her inept liberalism as if it had any value! Then we had Greg Dyke, former BBC Director General, who earned HIS liberal credentials by describing the BBC as "hideously white". (Whereas Dyke is just, erm, hideous!) We had the token Tory - the drippingly wet Caroline Spelman, who did not leave me spellbound! And finally, we had TV historian Simon Schama - presumably they could not get a left wing enough comedian?
Anyway, they all started off by universally condemning Grammar Schools. The consensus was that it would have been better if Grammar Schools did not even exist, so ALL kids could be MADE to go to their ideologically acceptable Comprehensives i.e. Schools that comprehensively fail. Spelman's defence of Cameron's Grammar School problems was hilarious to watch- she was a complete hypocrite.
Then they all got stuck into the "folly" of the UK having soldiers in Iraq. In essence, they all agreed we needed to get our soldiers out of there asap. The consensus was that removing Saddam was a huge error, better to have left him in situ. One member of the audience suggested that we also needed to urgently apologise to Syria, Iran and surrounding countries, and...surprise...we need to deal with the "Palestinian question" before any peace can be achieved.
Pure Moonbattery from start to finish. No one defended Grammars, no one defended our mission in Iraq - this was a hideously liberal programme from start to finish.