McDonald ‘stood down’ by BBC from Any Questions programme because no Tory would appear
The Tories’ widely-reported boycott of Radio 4 – because of their ludicrous claim that the Today programme was biased against them – has seen a bizarre and deplorable reaction by the BBC.
When the corporation was unable to get a Conservative MP to appear on tonight’s Any Questions programme on the station, it told Labour front-bencher Andy McDonald that this meant that he couldn’t appear either, as the Shadow Transport Secretary tweeted this evening.
The craven BBC will hide behind its impartiality charter to excuse its behaviour, but this is utter nonsense. If the Tories are offered the chance to put forward a spokesperson and ignores it, that’s their problem and not a breach of the charter.
Instead, the BBC are reacting to Boris Johnson’s cowardice – by effectively banning Labour.
The BBC’s utter complicity has led it to the verge of its own undoing, as the Tories prepare to defund the broadcaster – but it is still licking their boots and denying the people the opportunity to hear from the opposition to Johnson’s assault on the fabric of this country.
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