YAQOOB IN FOR WOOTTON BASSETT QT
Respect Party leader and Birmingham councillor Salma Yaqoob has been booked for a potentially volatile edition of the BBC’s flagship current affairs show Question Time next month. The programme will be broadcast from Wootton Bassett, the village famous for giving a respectful send-off to British soldiers who’ve died in Afghanistan.
Others lined up for what is likely to be an emotionally charged show include Armed Forces Minister Bill Ramell, the former British commander in Afghanistan General Sir Richard Dannatt, former Tory leader William Hague and, er, Piers Morgan.
Yaqoob has been critical of Britain’s role in the region, but despite smears to the contrary, she has always been careful not to criticise serving troops – instead reserving her ire for the politicians who took us to war.The episode will be broadcast on BBC1 on December 10.
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