Emma Barnett catches Jeremy Corbyn out on Woman’s Hour. Well done. What about the fact that the entire Conservative manifesto is uncosted and the Tories cannot provide the price of ANY of their spending commitments?

That’s right. Jeremy Corbyn forgot the figures for Labour’s new childcare policy and the presenter of Woman’s Hour, Emma Barnett, barracked him mercilessly while he tried to look them up.

Here’s what they were talking about:

Since then, the BBC has run an article on its website (as have others), and there was a long segment on its Daily Politics programme.

The public has picked up on this – as intended.

And responded in exactly the opposite way from what the Corporation’s Tory-supporting news execs no doubt expected.

I’ll let the tweets speak for themselves:

This one’s by me:

(It’s £4.8 billion, if you had missed it.)

Conclusion: The writing is on the wall for “gotcha!” journalism.

We aren’t interested in constant attempts to catch Labour out. We want to know about all parties’ policies.

If the BBC can’t help us with that, why are we paying the licence fee?

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