Ever wondered why your complaints to the BBC about their coverage of climate change and immigration go nowhere?
Bishop Hill could have the answer to one of those…and the BBC register of interests the other.
Here Bishop Hill brings us a leak, via the Guardian, of the result of a complaint to the BBC about Lord Lawson being ‘allowed’ to speak on the BBC (Transcript of interview)
Reviewing the broadcast, the BBC’s head of editorial complaints, Fraser Steel, took a dim view. “Lord Lawson’s views are not supported by the evidence from computer modelling and scientific research,” Steel says, “and I don’t believe this was made sufficiently clear to the audience …
So probably not much good complaining about the lack of contrasting views about the ‘science’ to Fraser Steel:
- Fraser has overall responsibility for the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit, which investigates complaints about serious breaches of editorial standards where the complainant is not satisfied with previous replies from the BBC, or where a complaint has been taken up by the external regulator Ofcom.
- He is required to investigate impartially and independently. His findings are subject to appeal to the BBC Trust, but cannot be overruled by the BBC Executive.
Well worth his £90,000 remuneration.
Though he seems to think he’s not busy enough and has taken a second job…….
UK Immigration Services has over 15 years experience offering legal advice on UK immigration rules including assistance with UK citizenship applications.
- We are members of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants(JCWI) who campaign for justice in immigration and asylum law.
- Easy to find, 10 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 45 minutes from Central London.
How on earth can someone working for the BBC, especially as the head of the complaints department, many of which will be about the BBC’s immigration coverage, and also working for an immigration advisory and campaign group, be considered by any stretch of the imagination, impartial?
Apart from the fact that his decision on climate change is clearly ill-informed about the ‘science’ and therefore his judgement questionable, he clearly has a vested interest in keeping immigrants ‘flocking’ here and using the services of his company.