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varian Sat 11-Jul-20 08:56:17

Should Politics Live be axed?

Urmstongran Sat 11-Jul-20 09:42:27

I like it. If it goes I shall miss it.

varian Sat 11-Jul-20 11:34:08

A letter coordinated by Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper — and signed by Conservative, Labour and SNP MPs — says the daytime programme plays a “critical, daily role in holding the Government and politicians in Westminster to account”.

And they call for a “firm commitment” from bosses at the broadcaster over the show’s future amid reports it “hangs in the balance”.

Politics Live, hosted by presented Jo Coburn and featuring four panelists drawn from different political parties, is now aired once a week before Prime Minister’s Questions.

That is down from its usual daily airing, and it was reported this week that BBC bosses have yet to commit to bringing it back as a regular show after the summer parliamentary recess.

Surely at the present time we need more than ever a serious and informative political discussion show like Politics Live?