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Have I Got News For You - Series 42

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Have I Got News For You

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton

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Ian Wolf

  • Monday 17th October 2011, 1:04pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2832 posts

I hope everyone enjoyed last night's extended HIGNFY. I couldn't because we had a documentary about the Newcastle Metro on BBC One North East instead.

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Will Cam

  • Monday 17th October 2011, 1:18pm
  • England
  • 6710 posts

iPlayer dear boy, iPlayer!

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Ian Wolf

  • Monday 17th October 2011, 1:29pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2832 posts
Quote: Will Cam @ October 17 2011, 1:18 PM BST

iPlayer dear boy, iPlayer!

I know, I'm watching it now, but it's a bloody pain in the arse.

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fasty

  • Tuesday 18th October 2011, 5:47am
  • Derbys, England
  • 262 posts

I wonder if Liam Fox's resignation was conciously timed to be announced after the show was recorded? Smilie

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cwickham

  • Friday 21st October 2011, 11:25pm
  • England
  • 272 posts

Louise Mensch really is an extraordinarily repellent person, isn't she? The completely mute audience response to everything she said was extremely satisfying (as were Paul, Danny and Ian's responses to her "arguments").

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Aaron

  • Friday 21st October 2011, 11:33pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67200 posts

I won't see this week's episode until Sunday, but have always found her both witty and charming.

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cwickham

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 7:39am
  • England
  • 272 posts

I would say that nobody on last night's panel (and most of the people on Twitter) would agree with you.

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fasty

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 10:29am
  • Derbys, England
  • 262 posts

One point she seemed to be trying to make, unless I mis-heard her, was that you shouldn't be campaigning/protesting against globalisation and at the same time spending your money in Starbucks?

Seems a fair point to me.

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zooo

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 11:45am [Edited]
  • England
  • 68242 posts
Quote: fasty @ October 22 2011, 10:29 AM BST

One point she seemed to be trying to make, unless I mis-heard her, was that you shouldn't be campaigning/protesting against globalisation and at the same time spending your money in Starbucks?

Seems a fair point to me.

Yeah I think it was too, really!
I'm sure there are plenty of little independent cafes around St Paul's where they could have spent their money.

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Dr Sanchez

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 12:31pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 408 posts

Her point about Starbucks was perfectly valid. It doesn't take away from the fact she's a poisonous little snake.

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fasty

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 1:05pm
  • Derbys, England
  • 262 posts
Quote: Dr Sanchez @ October 22 2011, 12:31 PM BST

It doesn't take away from the fact she's a poisonous little snake.

I still would though Smilie

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Dr Sanchez

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 1:21pm
  • England
  • 408 posts
Quote: fasty @ October 22 2011, 1:05 PM BST

I still would though Smilie

Her one redeeming feature Smilie

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zooo

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 1:28pm
  • England
  • 68242 posts

As long as you realise you 'wouldn't'.
Because she'd quite rightly tell you to f**k off. Smilie

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groovydude89

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 3:11pm
  • England
  • 638 posts

I'd like to form a tripartisan coalition with Louise Mensch and Caroline Flint.

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Nogget

  • Saturday 22nd October 2011, 3:52pm
  • England
  • 6497 posts
Quote: fasty @ October 22 2011, 10:29 AM BST

One point she seemed to be trying to make, unless I mis-heard her, was that you shouldn't be campaigning/protesting against globalisation and at the same time spending your money in Starbucks?

Seems a fair point to me.

Yes, she had a point, but she appeared to make it badly; part of the objections were to her extrapolating a single cup of coffee at Starbucks to mean "taking everything that capitalism provides". Her main fault, however, was to imagine that she would be treated fairly on that programme. She would have been wise to have avoided giving them any ammunition.

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