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Thanks to Tom Pride for confirming something we already knew – that the BBC has been inviting members of certain right-wing parties into the audiences of Question Time, the weekly politics panel show chaired by David Dimbleby.

This is an abuse of the programme’s premise, which is to have politicians discuss the issues of the day in front of members of the general public. It enables the Corporation to follow the wishes of its right-leaning masters by ensuring that left-wingers in the audience are outnumbered and may be shouted down by people of opposing political views.

This show requires reform.

Here’s what Tom had to say:

I always thought the BBC Question Time audience was supposed to be made up of members of the public.

If so, why is the BBC openly inviting UKIP activists to be part of it – including UKIP parliamentary candidates:


UKIP councillors:


Branch chairs:


and 6 members of a local UKIP branch.



All of these professional UKIPpers were invited by the BBC onto one show – last night’s.

Perhaps the BBC thinks the UK population is made up of professional UKIP activists?

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