Pick of the day: Question Time

Question Time
Picture Shows: Fiona Bruce. Image Credit: BBC/Richard Lewisohn.

Even if you have little more than a passive interest in politics, the events of the past week will surely have touched you in some way – if not indirectly then through your pocket.

The Chancellor’s mini-budget last Friday – the first great measure of Truss Era economics sent the markets into meltdown and pension funds begging for a Bank of England bailout.

In the week since the announcement, neither the Prime Minister nor the Chancellor of the Exchequer has raised their head above the parapets for interviews with national news outlets.

The economic turmoil of the past week is the topic that is sure to dominate tonight’s debate in Manchester. Drawing the short straw from the government benches is Paul Scully, who will try his best to convince the nation that the pound wasn’t shorted, mortgage offers haven’t been withdrawn and parity with the dollar and euro is a good thing.

Also on the panel with chair, Fiona Bruce, are Bridget Phillipson, Lord Karan Bilimoria, economist Anne McElvoy and broadcaster Richard Bacon.

Question Time – Thursday at 10.30pm on BBC One.