Labour complains to BBC over Stephen Doughty resignation


Robbie Gibb can say what he likes; the evidence speaks for itself.

The BBC did orchestrate Stephen Doughty’s resignation to ensure “maximum political impact”.

It was arranged by pro-Tory Laura Kuenssberg, who clearly doesn’t mind that she was bringing the Corporation further into disrepute.

The Conservative Government wants to cut the BBC down to size. Perhaps Ms K didn’t consider that she might be hastening her own departure to the dole queue?

It is sad that Labour is adding to the reasons the Tories will use to attack the BBC – but what else could Jeremy Corbyn do? The case against the BBC is clear and Labour has been wronged.

Perhaps if it was also made clear that this incident was carried out by Tory sympathisers within the BBC, the impact will be understood, but how many members of the general public bother to pay that much attention?

Labour has made an official complaint to the BBC after a shadow minister resigned live on one of its programmes.

MP Stephen Doughty quit the party’s foreign affairs brief live on BBC Two’s The Daily Politics as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was reshuffling his team.

The party has accused the BBC of orchestrating his resignation to ensure maximum “political impact”.

Editor of BBC live political programmes, Robbie Gibb, said the allegation was “simply not the case”.

Source: Labour complains to BBC over Stephen Doughty resignation – BBC News

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9 thoughts on “Labour complains to BBC over Stephen Doughty resignation

  1. Steve Kind

    and Doughty was *certainly* bringing Labour into disrepute. The Party can hardly complain about the actions of the BBC if they do not also suspend and investigate him.

  2. Daniel Margrain

    I don’t know whether you saw Kuenssberg’s BBC News at Six report, but it was the most vehemently biased piece of reporting I have ever seen in at least 20 years. Kuenssberg doesn’t even attempt to disguise who ant-Corbyn credentials. According to messaging on Twitter, in excess of 100 complaints have thus far been made to the BBC about her report. What is the BBC Trust for, again?

  3. Terry Davies

    the stage managed resignation was obvious and although the resignation is welcome the manner- to gain max publicity-wasnt.
    the creep who resigned should have crawled away into a hole to write his resignation but the moron who hopefully ends his political career chose to vent opposition to left wing democracy.
    good riddance.

  4. Jonathan Wilson

    Robbie Gibb…
    Former deputy chair of the federation of conservative students.
    Brother of tory MP Nicolas Gibb.
    Former chief of staff for tory minister Francis Maude.
    Best man and tory MP Mark MacGregors wedding.
    That Robbie Gibb?
    But obviously no political bias or leaning there then.

  5. roybeiley

    Kuenssberg is the female embodiment of Nick Robinson. Like a stick of rock with BBC all the way through. She recently through a huff and joined ITN but it wasnt a very high profle jo. I think she wanted Tom Bradbury’s job. Soon after she was back at Auntie promoted to do heavy political inreviews and present Newsnight. Originally I quite liked her forensic analysis but now having shown her bias I no longer believe anything she says. Same as Norman Lamb who always gets super animated when doing his “pieces to camera”. He also casts aspertions on anything Corbyn or McDonnell puts forward as per the script his editor tells him to follow

    Over on ITN, Tom Bradbury.seems more impartial in his analyses. He delivers to camera without all the theatrical stuff as well. Glad Kuenssberg never replaced him.

  6. casalealex

    If BBC insist on using these odious negative ‘political’ commentators, blatantly showing their prejudice in favour of the government, then I see no reason why we should be asked to support the BBC, snd even sign a petition to save them….

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