“I literally pretended to be a Tory in every stage of the application process”
A student in last night’s BBC Question Time audience has caused a stir by hammering the media’s role in helping divide the UK’s people so that they don’t resist Tory cuts like the French – and posing as a Tory to get past the programme’s checks.
The man, who goes by the Twitter handle of @sensiblehuman96, was invited to speak toward the end of the programme – and laid out the truth that people power is a viable alternative to parliamentary power for changing the political direction of the country.
And he blasted the media for helping to divide communities to help the Tories avoid the type of resistance that ‘scares Boris Johnson… that scared Thatcher in 1990 when she tried to introduce the poll tax’:
Tory trolls immediately tried to dismiss his contribution as that of a ‘plant’ – contrary to all the evidence, right-wingers love to pretend Question Time and other BBC output is full of ‘liberal bias’.
But the young man had posed as a Tory in order to get onto the programme, as he told the odious Toby Young:
Question Time is regularly and justly criticised for its bias and for cramming audiences – even in left-wing cities like Liverpool – with aggressive Tories and even right-wing extremists. And a frequent tactic on the programme is to ‘book-end’ each show with comments from a right-wing audience member to first set the tone of the discussion and then to ensure a right-friendly ‘take-away’ for those who have endured to the close.
‘SensibleHuman96’s brilliant-made point is perfectly correct. Boris Johnson’s parliamentary majority does not have to mean Johnson can do whatever he wants.
But the fact that the student had to con his way onto the programme to make it shows the scale of the challenge facing British people who don’t want to allow the Tories to asset-strip and degrade our country for the next five years.
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