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Questions invited for TGE’s political session

By | Published on Tuesday 7 May 2013

John Robb

Louder Than War boss John Robb will return to The Great Escape this year to host the third edition of his Pop Question Time, the politically themed session that has become a TGE institution. And this year is set to be the biggest edition yet with Billy Bragg, fresh from his Great Escape show at the Brighton Dome, taking part.

Robb tells CMU: “Pop Question Time is all about debating the key political issues that affect musicians, and the music that affects politics. Expect an hour of fierce debate, opinion and solutions to problems from a varied, very opinionated and very experienced panel. I look forward to leading the proceedings”.

Joining Robb and Bragg for the debate from the music side will be Brighton local Damian Harris, aka Midfield General and the boss of Skint Records, while from the political domain The Pirate Party’s Loz Kaye and Kerry McCarthy MP will take part.

And this year, for the first time, readers of CMU and Louder Than War are being invited to pose their own questions for the musical and political pundits to answer, two of which Robb will pose on the day, with a summary of the ensuing debate recorded here in the CMU Daily. Questions can be sent to