The panel included a UKIP MEP, The Daily Mail's Peter Hitchen and alleged 'comedian' Shappi Khorsandi. I say 'alleged' because I'm yet to laugh or to crack into even half a smile at anything this lady says. But that is besides the point.
Discussion turned to something that UKIP leader Nigel Farage had said concerning the NHS. According to Mr Farage, foreign nationals ought not to be allowed to rock up in the UK with the objective of obtaining free treatment from our under resourced and over-stretched National Health Service.
It seemed like an entirely reasonable point of view to me - a non voter. I mean we are constantly hearing that the NHS is at breaking point, so one would assume, in agreement with Mr Farage (like it or not) that the last thing this wonderful service needs is to be exploited by health tourists, n'est pas?
Well not according to Shappi Khorsandi. Interesting case, Ms Khorsandi. Here is a lady who has benefitted enormously from essentially two things: her gender and her ethnic identity. Arguably, without exploiting either of these facets to the full, the lady would never have been within sniffing distance of a media career. But I digress.
Miss Khorsandi snarled at the UKIP candidate, bated him, hated him. If looks could kill, the gentleman would have had been dead, but not before Khorsandi had slowly torrtured him first. Perhaps she was just jealous. The UKIP MEP had mentioned the fact that he was the offspring of Polish immigrants (don't they always?). Damn! The 'I'm from an ethnic background' card - one of Khorsandi's trump cards - taken away from her. The befuddled woman - with a look of utter contempt on her face - accused UKIP of...you guessed it...racism.
At this point fellow panelist Peter Hitchen tried to have a quiet word with the misguided woman: "Just because you talk about immigration, doesn't mean you are a racist," explained Hitchens. But it was no good. There was no stopping Khorsandi. She was on a roll. UKIP were denounced as racists, sadists and just about any other -ists under the sun.
To his credit the man from UKIP kept his dignity under this onslaught. Khorsandi continued to rant and rave. Oh how I wanted the 'brilliant' James O' Brien to interject here - something he did all the way through the rest of the programme with annoying regularity.
"So Miss Khorsandi, do you think that foreign nationals should be allowed to jet into the UK, use our health service, not pay a penny, and jet home again? Well do you? Miss Khorsandi..?"
Now that would have taken the wind right out of Khorsandi's sails, but O'Brien was too busy nodding his agreement with the lovely lady to really come up with anything interesting to say. Our 'brilliant' host, instead of acting as Devil's Advocate as he ought to have done, seemed firmly on the side of the self-righteously indignant.
Had he asked the question, Khorsandi could only have had one answer: "No."
To which O'Brien could have said:
"Well in that case you are agreeing with Mr Farage. So I put it to you Miss Khorsandi, that you too are a racist."
So take care. The next time you see Miss Khorsandi doing her stuff, just make sure you laugh, very loudly. 'Cos if you don't, the good lady might very well accuse you of sexism. If that doesn't work, it will be racism. Failing that you might find yourself labelled a sexist-racist.