The BBC’s Danny Shaw on Victoria Derbyshire’s show (1 hr 37 mins) did a piece on Theresa May’s immigration speech….his report was pretty balanced and even managed to put Labour in the frame for their immgration policy…although he did say he would be checking the figures given by May and their sources…usual BBC….Tory says something , must be suspect…..unlike Mark Easton who never checked Labour’s figures and defended them like his pension depended upon it.
What was surprising was Shaw’s reaction to May making the connection between housing problems and immigration……He said…
‘She also referred to something I hadn’t heard before…she said immigration had actually increased housing demand in Britain….1/3 of new housing being built for immigrants and housing might be 10% cheaper if it were not for this extra demand.’
He’s got to be kidding right? He’d never made a link between housing shortages and mass immigration? He must listen to the BBC for his news….it is rare to never when the BBC makes that connection…..how many ‘debates’ on housing shortages and the need to build more houses for the mysteriously growing population have avoided any mention at all of immigrants on the BBC? Many many many.
Still…maybe this report is the start of a new open and honest attempt to bring us the news as it is not as the BBC would like you to hear it.