Caller told he can’t come onto programme because ‘we need to try and find some balance’ after flood of critical calls
Academic Justin Schlosberg tried to participate in an LBC radio phone-in show on the topic of Keir Starmer’s leadership of the Labour party. He was unable to, despite getting through, because the programme’s call-handler told him there were too many others phoning in to criticise – and they were struggling to find anyone to speak positively.
Schlosberg, who teaches at Birkbeck University in London, related the conversation on Twitter moments later:
Starmer’s supporters try to explain away his unpopularity by claiming that social media users are not representative of voters in general. But with his polling plummeting and Labour trailing behind a Tory government that has overseen the needless deaths of many tens of thousands of people during the pandemic while simultaneously inflicting among the worst economic consequences of any major country, it will be interesting to see whether they think LBC’s generally right-leaning listeners are unrepresentative too.
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