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It's in Edinburgh next week and I'm applying. But who do I say I would vote for at the next election... lie and say Labour to get on? :P

Come on, ccc... get applying!

I was going to apply but object to the questions asked

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What questions do you object to? The ones on the site? Or on the show?

I'm going to raise either:

a) How we are supposed to get growth with students taking more and more ridiculous subjects - we need more engineering in the country, IMO.

B) With record student debts = bad, rising fuel & food prices = bad, how can a non-productive asset such as property increasing be seen as a good thing.

IF I get on... IF I apply!

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What other information do they ask for?

I think you would stand a good chance if you posed as a Scottish landowner who is a member of the Conservative party, has bucked teeth, ginger hair, a title, and an deep rooted hatred of black people.

You'll be on the front F**king ROW!

Christ, wear a fox skin hat and they'll put you on the panel!

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It's in Edinburgh next week and I'm applying. But who do I say I would vote for at the next election... lie and say Labour to get on? :P

Come on, ccc... get applying!

Shouldn't matter about the party you'd vote for, but you could say Green or something. Just to be safe.

But, if you want to ask something on high house prices, they never seem to let that through. Unless it's been VERY VERY topical that week, preferably on the mainstream news channels in the past 24 -36 hours before recording.

The key thing to getting your question picked when they ask before recording begins, is DON'T tell them your question is about House prices.

Instead, wait till very late in the week, having monitored all the current news stories, and pick a question relating to some economic question near to the house price issue, and state that as your question. Then "modify" when on air a little more toward house prices.

For example. If the news on Wednesday or Thursday has a big political row about cuts to Housing Benefit. Base your question on that. and when on air add in the idea that house prices shouldn't be this high.

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I'm pretty sure he doesn't hate black people - but I reckon he could lend you a fox hat - ask him..... he'd probably say......

"Edinburgh?? Wear the fox hat!!"

AH hank yooooooo

G'nite

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What about this that I wrote? Not submitted yet...

I'm a well-educated Briton who works in the field of state-of-the-art silicon design. However I don't see much of a future in the UK and often think of relocating. The economy here is weak, largely based on mortgage-backed debt, which is a terrible burden for the young who already have record tuition fees to pay, poorer pensions to pay into and so on. Basically, high house prices are driving myself and educated friends out of the country - and it's the reason interest rates are so shockingly low.

The UK needs a strong economy like that of Germany, where they actually MAKE things with great engineering talent. However as we have seen from Gove's latest report, pupils don't get the education they really need nowadays to succeed in such jobs.

It seems more and more like the novel '1984' day by day; those with the power and money (including pseudo-socialist Labour) seem to be better off than ever whilst the rest of the population just drift on by.

My questions would relate to the economy, and the non-productive asset that is housing, which is constantly shown in a positive light by the media. The Conservatives are just as guilty of not getting the job done - they should be giving tax breaks to tech companies and so on, so as to build a strong export-driven economy that will last for decades.

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Shouldn't matter about the party you'd vote for, but you could say Green or something. Just to be safe.

But, if you want to ask something on high house prices, they never seem to let that through. Unless it's been VERY VERY topical that week, preferably on the mainstream news channels in the past 24 -36 hours before recording.

The key thing to getting your question picked when they ask before recording begins, is DON'T tell them your question is about House prices.

Instead, wait till very late in the week, having monitored all the current news stories, and pick a question relating to some economic question near to the house price issue, and state that as your question. Then "modify" when on air a little more toward house prices.

For example. If the news on Wednesday or Thursday has a big political row about cuts to Housing Benefit. Base your question on that. and when on air add in the idea that house prices shouldn't be this high.

Crikey, the BBC would find some way for me to lose my job no doubt - tempted to go in undercover for the cause but a little wary lol...

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What questions do you object to? The ones on the site? Or on the show?

Well my opinions on Afganistan seemed to be important... that my my opion on the EU.

I dont see the reason for either question to be honest

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What about this that I wrote? Not submitted yet...

I'm a well-educated Briton who works in the field of state-of-the-art silicon design. However I don't see much of a future in the UK and often think of relocating. The economy here is weak, largely based on mortgage-backed debt, which is a terrible burden for the young who already have record tuition fees to pay, poorer pensions to pay into and so on. Basically, high house prices are driving myself and educated friends out of the country - and it's the reason interest rates are so shockingly low.

The UK needs a strong economy like that of Germany, where they actually MAKE things with great engineering talent. However as we have seen from Gove's latest report, pupils don't get the education they really need nowadays to succeed in such jobs.

It seems more and more like the novel '1984' day by day; those with the power and money (including pseudo-socialist Labour) seem to be better off than ever whilst the rest of the population just drift on by.

My questions would relate to the economy, and the non-productive asset that is housing, which is constantly shown in a positive light by the media. The Conservatives are just as guilty of not getting the job done - they should be giving tax breaks to tech companies and so on, so as to build a strong export-driven economy that will last for decades.

Well you are sure not to get on, especially not for a Scottish one

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Well you are sure not to get on, especially not for a Scottish one

+1

Just ask a question about Jordan like a good sheep

(I aint talkin' middle east BTW)

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I went on a few years ago, and no I was not a labour supporter then , nor did I claim to be. To be honest I think the type of audience varies massively depending on location. In respect of questions, well I think there are a few hundred in the audience , everyone submits their two questions and then they pick 5 or so to be read out. if questions get onto economy etc just still your hand up and hope to be asked, I did this but wasn't asked :( .

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