This is a first for Alison. Although she’s been a fairly regular, outspoken panellist, this is her first show to sit in Vincent’s hot seat. I’m looking forward to her stint - she speaks her mind and isn’t reluctant to give her spake. Admittedly, she’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and is probably at the complete opposite end of the political spectrum to Vincent; nevertheless, I think she’ll do a good job. She always struck me as not suffering fools gladly - a no nonsense type. So, as it’s over a year since we had a female presenter, whip those panelists into shape, Alison, and give us a good show.
I’m impressed already. Usually Monday nights on #vinb is a ‘snooze’ night with unusual subjects. Tonight Alison kicks off with a more mainstream topic. She asks the panelists if opposition to the household charge will disappear following threats of severe cuts to local services by county councils? And there is a good cross section of panellists who haven’t overstayed their welcome on #vinb - fresh faces.
Hard to tell what type of show it’ll turn out to be, but I’ll back Alison. I think it could be a very lively show …
Norman, another good one. For those of you who want to avoid hyper tension say focused and avoid at all costs the Rows of Tralee - watch Man U, then make a good mug of tay and wait for TV3 and the cuts and finish the evening with the psychic alive!
ps I am surprised they didn't get a panelist from Sligo CC - a total basket case!
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