Election 2019 lies: BBC needs to rename ‘Reality Check’ after journalist catches it out

Not my image: Somebody else made this – indicating that concerns over the BBC’s claim to impartiality are well-founded.

The BBC tried to say the Tories haven’t “slashed taxes for the richest”, as claimed by Jeremy Corbyn – and got its corporate rear end handed to it on a plate by someone who is clearly far better-qualifed to carry out a “reality check”.

Auntie’s team laid down the gauntlet with this tweet…

… leading to an article that discusses a few of the tax changes brought in by the Conservatives since 2010 and then claims, “it would be hard to describe those changes as taxes for the richest being slashed.”

But the piece fails to mention several major tax cuts and hides the benefit enjoyed by the richest by including it only in calculations referring to the top 10 per cent of earners.

So Steve Howell has kindly provided some genuine reality. Read it and weep, BBC:

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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