Fiona Bruce has been hosting a new format of the panel show in recent weeks. Guests on Question Time have been answering video questions amid the coronavirus outbreak to maintain social distancing. Tonight’s show included guests Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, Rachel Reeves, Shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Peter Openshaw, Professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College, comedian and write Ruby Wax and Darren McGarvey, a Scottish rapper also known as Loki.
But it seems the Good Morning Britain presenter was not impressed with their debate this evening, as he savaged the show on Twitter after it aired.
He wrote: “Love Question Time but that was an absolute shocker tonight.
“Biggest crisis since WW2 & we’re served up a ranting Scottish rapper, Ruby Wax plugging her business, a scientist praising China (WTF?) and two dull politicians spouting platitudes.
Followers of Piers Morgan have echoed the presenter’s sentiments of the show’s lack of quality.
Steve Richards: “I’m surprised you’re surprised.
“There’s something rotten at the heart of this programme.
“A shame, it used to be great, several years ago.”
In response, Mark Holdstock asked “is anyone watching Question Time any more?”
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The show also focused on the public- health sector’s status in the coronavirus pandemic.
Peter Openshaw, Professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College, commented that there wasn’t enough investment into the sector to effectively handle the virus.
He said: “It’s incredibly important to appreciate the great work of the scientists who’ve been developing testing in this country have been doing.
“They’ve been working really hard to build up from a low place because there hasn’t been enough investment in public health over the last 10 years, and the public health structure has been reorganised repeatedly.