‘Romford’s in London!’: BBC Question Time comes to myplace, Harold Hill
PUBLISHED: 11:47 28 November 2014 | UPDATED: 13:03 28 November 2014
Immigration, Facebook and class war were hotly debated in an episode of the BBC’s flagship debating programme from Harold Hill last night.
Panellists including comedian Jo Brand, former education secretary Michael Gove and shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna joined presenter David Dimbleby at youth centre myplace, Dagnam Park Drive.
Audience questions covered issues including sacked shadow minister Emily Thornberry’s ill-judged tweet last week, Facebook and terrorism, and the Prime Minister’s pledge to cut immigration.
Twitter was alive with debate about the programme, which aired at 10.35pm, and much of it focused on its veteran host’s decision to refer to Romford as being “Essex”.
User Emma B (@CraftyGardenHoe) tweeted: “I think you’ll find Romford is in the London Borough of Havering David since 1965. Not Essex #bbcqt.”
Mary Glavin (@MaryKateglavin) wrote: “Why say Romford, ‘Essex’ though Dimbleby??? WHY???????? 100% sure I voted in the LONDON Mayoral election. Letting me down. #bbcqt.”
But Gloria R Thiel (@Glo_Thienel) later chipped in: “#bbcqt ROMFORD IS IN ESSEX not East London.”