Another election on June 8th….should have been on the 6th….considering.
The BBC going negative already?…..only one positive voice on this vox pop…as usual from the Beeb…and why pick Bristol…a very pro-Remain area?….
Don’t know about Brenda but the BBC certainly doesn’t speak for me.
My sympathies to the News-Watch crew who will be having some sleepless days and nights ahead as they undoubtedly maintain a remorseless watch over the BBC’s ‘balance’ during the run up to the election. It will be interesting to see exactly how the BBC reacts considering that this is supposedly an election whose main theme is Brexit and Lord Hall Hall has let slip that not only does he, who’d have thunk?, support the Remainders but also thinks the BBC’s ‘balanced’ coverage lost them the vote….
After the Brexit vote last June, Robinson’s boss, Lord Hall, went round the London dinner circuit wailing that BBC balance had “lost us the election”. It had given too much credibility to leave.
I have to say if that is what he thinks is ‘balance’ then god help us if the BBC decides to let that balance slip a bit. The BBC’s referendum coverage was far, far from being balanced and impartial….and its truth seeking organ of repute, the famous ‘Reality Check’ is staffed by people who wouldn’t know reality if it hit them between the eyes and who produce ‘reality checks’ that are anything but.
Will Lord Hall Hall gently nudge his reporters into tipping the scales for Remain?….or will Nick Robinson have to dust off the ‘balance’ guidelines that he so carelessly discarded in a fit of pique as people dared to question the BBC’s honesty?
Interesting to see how much time and effort goes into ‘promoting’ the LibDem narrative and presenting the execrable Tim Farron as a decent and upstanding politician rather than the weasily, dishonest, lying, contemptuous stain on our democracy that he is. Farron clearly has little time for democracy as he tries to overturn the referendum and dismiss the result, sneering all the time at Leave voters…however he is quite prepared, Erdogan-like, to ride the bus of democracy until it gets him to his destination…keep voting until Brexit is trashed.
Already heard them giving us more ‘opinion’…Farron is wonderful, the only politician to give us a clear explanation of what is happening and to tell us how terrible Brexit will be.
The election is of course a potential double whammy opportunity for the BBC….topple the Tories and derail Brexit….May is taking a chance…..nothing is written…..will UKIP take votes from her costing seats, will Tory voters vote LibDem/Remain, will disgruntled Labour voters go to the LibDems or the Tories?
Can the BBC resist the urge to interfere or will Lord Hall Hall have to buy in more indigestion tablets as his workforce fails him?