Here is Toby Young's take on John Lydon's appearance on Question time.
ANYONE tuning into Question Time on Thursday night will have been bemused to see John Lydon on the panel.
The former Sex Pistol had no idea about the programme’s format and instead of waiting his turn simply butted in whenever a thought occurred to him.
His points often fell into the category of the bleedin’ obvious and were accompanied by a lot of finger-wagging and emphatic nodding.
It was as if he’d wandered in from the pub next door, a glass of whisky in one hand and a spliff in the other, to give these politicians a piece of his mind.
It should have been annoying, but it worked quite well. The contrast between his saloon-bar style and the more considered views of the politicians made for some amusing moments.
From now on, I think Question Time should always reserve a place for a slightly sozzled pub bore on the panel. But the BBC may need to schedule it a little earlier than 10.35pm.
After the show, poor Johnny Rotten probably didn’t make it back in time for last orders.
Toby criticising John Lydon for butting in and behaving like the pub bore really is like the pot calling the kettle black.