Yes, Joey Barton won Question Time.
But it remains impossible to imagine that anyone with his record who was not a footballer would even be allowed in the audience, never mind on the panel.
And the main point remains that he has never been elected to anything in his life. If, as is long-overdue, the BBC wants working-class voices, then it ought to start with very many of that huge majority of MPs which is never, ever, ever allowed on television.
Barton will probably now be on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, though. Will David Dimbleby?