On Thursday 28 May, BBC Question Time will broadcast a European election special from London. So far no-one from “No2EU: Yes to Democracy” is on the panel.
There are two things you could do to help the campaign get some publicity around this programme: push for a candidate to be on the panel and/or try to get on the programme as part of the audience.
Contact Question Time on-line, or ring them, asking for them to put a “No2EU: Yes to Democracy” candidate - such as Bob Crow - on the panel.
Reasons might include:
- “No2EU: Yes to Democracy” is standing a full slate of candidates in every [mainland] British region;
- there is greatly increased interest in smaller parties because of the expenses scandals involving major party MPs;
- the fact of a trade union sponsoring an anti-Labour election campaign is significant [and scandalously unreported];
- Bob Crow is a well known (and controversial) figure, especially in London, where the programme is being made [well, I'm sure they could find someone else if necessary, since he is indeed "controversial" in London...];
Get on the programme as part of the audience. You may be able to ask a supplementary question.
You can suggest panellists online via the Question Time website. Go to www.bbc.co.uk and do search on “Question Time”. On the site there is a “Suggest a panellist” link on the front page; or go to FAQs and scroll down to “Suggest a panellist”.
Similarly you can apply to join the audience via the website. There is a “Join the audience” link on the front page, or go via FAQs.
The Question Time telephone number is 0871 626 9988.