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post #1 of 14
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In the United States, we have a great democracy, but it's missing one thing. Question Time. For those who don't know in the UK and Canada the head of the main two political parties and the Prime Minister answer questions once a week that are posed by the press and by the opposing members of their political party. In my opinion, this NEEDS to happen in the United States. We should have a time period set aside once a week where the President has to answer questions.

What do you think? Should this happen?

Also, if I got any point of Question Time wrong please correct me.
post #2 of 14
instead of one long drawn out press conference or speech that bores me to death..sure I'd like to see weekly questions answered.

For a second there I was going to answer Free Health Care...I mean boy that sure would be nice.
post #3 of 14
I've seen the Tony Blaire questions on the BBC channel and they are great! I agree - they need this here.
post #4 of 14
Hmmm...I almost answered "because England is a smaller country than the US" but quickly realised that you mentioned Canada.

Perhaps because it would interrupt his playtime with his action figures?
post #5 of 14
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Perhaps because it would interrupt his playtime with his action figures?
post #6 of 14
My partner loves watching Question Time here It can get heated but he loves it
post #7 of 14
i like it, but i would change it. Not the press or the opposing members.
But by normal people asking the quesitons.
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Hmmm...I almost answered "because England is a smaller country than the US"
maybe US could have 2 or 3 different sessions to allow for the size of the place ?
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
My partner loves watching Question Time here It can get heated but he loves it
Erm... Thats a political TV programme, I think the OP is talking about Parliamentry Questions which the PM (Tony B Liar) answers once a week from the opposition...
I'd like to see Bush quiver when questioned by the political might of Galloway or Tony Benn
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Erm... Thats a political TV programme, I think the OP is talking about Parliamentry Questions which the PM (Tony B Liar) answers once a week from the opposition...
Erm, yes figure of speech. Question time was mentioned, so that's why i mentioned it
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In the United States, we have a great democracy, but it's missing one thing. Question Time. For those who don't know in the UK and Canada the head of the main two political parties and the Prime Minister answer questions once a week that are posed by the press and by the opposing members of their political party. In my opinion, this NEEDS to happen in the United States. We should have a time period set aside once a week where the President has to answer questions.

What do you think? Should this happen?

Also, if I got any point of Question Time wrong please correct me.
I would love to see that happen too. I have a question, though: Do they actually answer the question or tiptoe around it like a lot of politicians?
post #12 of 14
I do agree that it's a good idea, it gets issues raised and into public awareness that otherwise may not get parlimentary time.
I used to have to help write responses to Questions that were to do with policy around animal health issues, especially BSE
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Hmmm...I almost answered "because England is a smaller country than the US" but quickly realised that you mentioned Canada.

Perhaps because it would interrupt his playtime with his action figures?

But Canada has 30 million people to our 300 million.

But I think it sounds like a good idea.

Action figures instead of a pretty young intern in the Oval office?
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But Canada has 30 million people to our 300 million.

But I think it sounds like a good idea.

Action figures instead of a pretty young intern in the Oval office?
I don't exactly think that "intern" was all that pretty, but then again comparing that "intern" to what he had waiting at home, she was a beauty, I guess.
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