Well, Parliament has been dissolved and the Election is on. The BBC start their coverage on the Today programme by going to Newcastle, a Labour redoubt.  Where to tomorrow? Liverpool perhaps? Maybe Rotherham …well then again, maybe not there #awkward.

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20 Responses to THE GAME IS ON!

  1. Geyza says:

    Will the BBC finally give equal time to UKIP as to liblabcon? UKIP are officially a ‘major’ party, owing to their winning a national election outright last year, winning two by elections and getting more combined votes in all by-elections since 2012 than any other party, Yet I am sure that the BBC will give the greens, (an extremist, fringe party who failed to even save a single by-election deposit since 2010) , as much coverage, if not more, than UKIP. And most coverage of the greens will be positive, ignoring their economic policy of deliberate pursuit of permanent rececession as a good thing.


    • I Can See Clearly Now says:

      And most coverage of the greens will be positive,…

      That’s the point. The Beeb will fulfil their obligation to cover UKIP as a major party, but the ‘coverage’ will be relentlessly negative stories of minor scandals involving people we’ve never heard of, or claims that UKIP haven’t ‘costed’ some trivial policy. It will be left to Nigel Farage to try delivering a few soundbites here and there. A small percentage of voters know the game now.


      • Manonclaphamomnibus says:

        They haven’t costed any policies as it happens together with dropping loads and re jigging others.
        Why shouldn’t the BBC report on the loonies in UKIP?


    • Arthur Penney says:

      BBC are in a dilemma.

      they love the Greens – they may be as loony as fruitbats, but they are the BBCs’ loony fruitbats.

      However it is left-leaning people who vote green – and that reduces the chance of their dear Labour getting in.


    • starfish says:

      Of course they will

      Pro-labour 0800-2000
      Pro Tory 0300-0310

      Pro UKIP 0451


  2. Nibor says:

    The selected people to speak at Newcastle were disparaging about UKIP . The BBC allowing its views to be aired by other people’s mouths .


    • Guest Who says:

      One degree of separation ‘quotes’ is an effective way to get things said without being the one actually saying them.

      And the BBC controls a £4Bpa production team, edit suite and transmitter to ensure what comes in and goes out is ‘on message’.


    • Demon says:

      And any pro-UKIP quote shown will be a carefully selected person lacking personal charms. For example: an overweight sweaty-looking man with tattoos on his tattoos and with a shaven head – and preferably sounding as thick as they can find. They will then claim that they have allowed someone to put the UKIP case.


  3. Edward says:

    Every city in Britain is a mainly Labour stronghold. So, the BBC can seen to be working from a large catchment area (or cross section of the British public) and, therefore, fulfil their obligations for impartiality.

    What the BBC need to do is visit marginal seats to get a true unbiased view.


  4. Nibor says:

    One bloke saying that he,s surprised anyone in the Norteast would vote Conservative because of …… Thatcher .

    There was thirteen years of Labour power at Westminster and the northeast tended to have Labour councils .

    Why didn’t they reopen the shipyards and coalfields then , and the factories .?

    I bet Labour are glad they,ve been shut down in Maggie years . Imagine Labour embarrassment at telling the miners they are out of a job because no one can burn fossil fuels due to …..
    Climate Change !


    • richard D says:

      ….and, in any case, it’s also a very difficult case for Labour and its supporters to argue, when 290 mines were closed during Harold Wilson’s two terms as Prime minister, compared to 160 mines closed by Margaret Thatcher during her three terms as PM.


      • Expat John says:

        That’s another set of figures you will never see on the BBC.


        • 60022Mallard says:

          I always ask those who bang on about the mines and Margaret Thatcher “When did you stop heating your home with coal”. On receipt of the answer it is usual to be able to advise them that it was they then who put the miners out of a job!


  5. NathanFiler says:

    Pity none of you watch anything. The BBC interviewed a candidate from Liberty UK who was able to wax lyrically about his hatred of islam.

    Whatever the BBC do they will be wrong!


  6. George R says:

    “Inside Politics:

    ” Coalition deals have weakened Tory message, argues MACER HALL”

    Will BBC-NUJ now accordingly be politically even harder on Tories, and softer on Lib Dems?