Everything BBC1 just forgot to tell you about the 2018 Local Elections. If you only watch one thing today… pic.twitter.com/yli9eFLmKX
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) May 5, 2018
Puts BBC coverage (and that of pretty much all the mainstream news media) in perspective, doesn’t it?
Shall we have some more?
Council Elections 2018:
•Labour won 53% seats
•Tories won 30%
•Labour’s projected national share up 7% since May 2017
•Tories 11% PNS lead of 2017 now 0%
•National swing to Labour of 2%
•110 (net) gain on Tory Council Seats by Labour
•3% increase in vote share in BARNET
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) May 5, 2018
How about this:
BBC vote projection has put Labour as the largest party if this was a general election. How on earth will Corbyn recover from this devastating result 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nqR2UOvpbW
— Matt Turner (@MattTurner4L) May 4, 2018
It’s not a Labour Parliamentary majority, I know – but it is progress, while the Tories are falling back badly.
It seems everybody has chosen to forget that Labour was defending a high-watermark position on Thursday, so the likelihood of huge numbers of seats changing hands was significantly reduced.
Having said that, you know Theresa May was crowing about the Conservatives holding Wandsworth?
Well, it turns out that more people there voted Labour – it’s just that the numbers voting for individual councillors allowed the Tories to keep control:
The popular vote from Wandsworth.
Labour – 123,208
Conservatives – 121,295
This is what @theresa_may and her media actually call a "success".
You can decide for yourself.
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) May 5, 2018
Even then, the council would have changed hands if only 141 more people had voted Labour.
Labour lost Wandsworth by 141 votes! That’s how much of a difference a few extra people canvassing makes. Next time!
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) May 4, 2018
So, what can we conclude about the BBC’s (and the rest of the mainstream media’s) rubbish coverage? Tom Pride nails it, I think:
BREAKING: BBC releases statement denying political bias, saying they treat loony left-wing parties like Labour and strong and stable right-wing parties like the Conservatives equally. More soon …
— Tom Pride (@ThomasPride) May 4, 2018
And the fact of the matter? As This Writer’s colleague in the New Left Media, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, puts it (and let’s have those projected Parliamentary figures again):
Take a moment to absorb this. Labour are starting to beat the Tories FROM THE LEFT.
The Blairites said it was impossible. The Tories literally laughed at the idea.
But it’s happening.
Every day we’re closer to bringing down this callous, corrupt and racist government. pic.twitter.com/y4M5M2Fn2M
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman) May 4, 2018
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