It's interesting that Nigel Farage seems to have come to the same conclusion as James Delingpole about the problem with BBC One's Question Time.
Just as Dellers "totally believes" that the QT team tries its best to ensure that their audiences reflect the political spectrum, so Nige also says (in today's Independent) that he's "not pointing the finger of blame at the QT team" for the peculiar hostility he and other UKIP members so often face from Question Time audiences, and the evident fact that QT audiences generally do not seem to reflect the political spectrum.
So why are the audiences so unrepresentative-seeming, if the BBC really is trying to make them representative? It's a question we at Is the BBC biased? have tackled several times before - and here we go again!
Is it that left-wing voters flock to QT recordings and right-wingers don't, despite the QT team's best efforts?
Is it that Labour, the SWP, and the Left in general stack audiences with their supporters (think Amy Rutland), sneakily, outwitting the QT team's selection process (which seems to be Nigel Farage's best guess)?
Is it that left-wingers in the audience are just so much more vocal, more bolshy, than the audience's right-wingers?
Or is it that David Dimbleby is encouraged to pick young, ethnic minority, student and working-class-looking types (under the prompting of the BBC's diversity tsars), thus unintentionally skewing the audience towards the Left?
What on earth is the reason?
There's definitely a big problem then, but what's the solution? What more can the BBC do?