Posted 19 Apr 2013 by Walaa Idris
On the week we laid Baroness Thatcher to rest. I was hoping for a couple of strong impressive women on Question Time. But instead we got screaming bullies, two full of fluff and no substance and one had some good points but was more aggressive than assertive.
Sarah Teather saying her politics was formed out of opposing Thatcher, made her sound hollow and empty with nothing of her own. She came across as someone who had no self-belief but disliked all of Thatcher’s and just opposed them. To me Ms Teather belonged more in the Labour party than the LibDems.
On the other hand, Caroline ‘window dressing’ Flint sounded like a Labour party parrot. She peddled the usual party line with a great deal of amnesia about Labour’s legacy. Both, Flint and her party, are still in denial about what they did and didn’t do in 13 years of government, yet are quick to attack those who want to help and fix their mess.
Have to give Amanda Platell one thing, besides looking fresh with a serious dose of injectables, the woman knows her mind and is not afraid to speak it. Not mincing her words or holding back, she had no trouble shouting over everyone to be heard and make her point.
However, on the week we said goodbye to the country’s only female Prime Minster and its most impressive peace time PM. I was hoping at least one female panelist will be impressive enough to command silence when she speaks without needing to shout like a playground bully. Have an original thought. And leave us feeling Maggie might be gone, but her daughters are alive and strong, they will carry the torch and pass on her strength, conviction and courage.
But I was left flat and thinking that Maggie might just be a once in a lifetime phenomenon.