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”.
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