BBC Question Time: NO Brexit Party panellist despite leading polls week before ...

In tonight’s programme, broadcast from Elgin in Scotland, no member of Nigel Farage’s eurosceptic movement will feature, despite leading in many opinion polls just seven days out from the European Parliament elections. Instead, the flagship political broadcast will feature politicians from the Tories, Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrats, as they desperately seek to close the gap on Mr Farage’s grassroots party, before the UK goes to the polls on May 23. Guests joining host Fiona Bruce include John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Bim Afolami, Conservative MP for Hitchen and Harpenden, and Richard Leonard MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

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The trio will be joined by Christine Jardine MP for Edinburgh West, Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for Work and Pensions and Eilidh Douglas, lawyer and Vice Chair of Amnesty International UK.

However, many disgruntled viewers have already taken to social media to criticise the balance of the panel.

One user wrote on Twitter: “Do you really believe this panel is a true representation of current Scottish politics?”

BBC Question TimeBBC Question Time: There will be no Brexit Party representative on the panel (Image: BB/GETTY)

Another disappointed viewer wrote: “Couldn’t be more unrepresentative of Scotland if it tried.”

Whilst a third furious user said: “Question Time not even attempting to be balanced and fair. No wonder most

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