Today on BBC Breakfast, Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak lied blatantly that poverty has fallen as a result of government policy.
Here’s Peter Stefanovic to put the record straight:
This is absolutely shocking. On @BBCBreakfast today Rishi Sunak told viewers twice, completely unchallenged
“The number of people in poverty has fallen as a result of the actions the Gov’t has taken over last several years”
I think we need to put the record straight on that! pic.twitter.com/d11n2yMEZr
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 8, 2021
And the BBC team should have known it.
If they knew Sunak was going to come onto their show and talk about poverty, then they should have done the modicum of basic research required to unearth the figures Peter quoted – and then they should have countered Sunak with the facts.
But they didn’t.
No wonder Peter is so determined to get his other video – you know, the one that shows Boris Johnson lying repeatedly to Parliament; the one that should have had Johnson kicked out of Parliament altogether – shown on BBC Breakfast and the other BBC News outlets:
Now approaching 26 MILLION VIEWS it’s having a huge impact
We must keep going! I will not stop until @BBCNews @BBCBreakfast, as a public service broadcaster we pay for, acknowledge people care about the Prime Ministers rampant lying in Parliament https://t.co/xmQ3u06THr
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Johnson lies and lies again:
@CommonsSpeaker the 3rd time @BorisJohnson has used this in the last 4 weeks and it’s been fact checked not as misleading but a LIE
What and when will you do something
It’s embarrassing now https://t.co/54uEq0c6SX
— Mark reeve (@Reeve98Mark) July 8, 2021
And a fat lot of good it will do, appealing to Commons Speaker Lyndsay Hoyle.
Only yesterday, there was an appeal to Hoyle to get Johnson to apologise for misleading MPs – and he just brushed it off.
Here’s Sammy Wilson explaining what happened. Johnson walked out of the Commons while he was speaking:
The Prime Minister told the @HouseofCommons that the Withdrawal Agreement did not repeal Article 6 of the Act of Union.
He made those comments after the government's legal team presented & argued the opposite.
The High Court ruled that the PM was wrong. He should apologise. https://t.co/W2BS1K2a2b
— Sammy Wilson MP (@eastantrimmp) July 7, 2021
Hoyle’s response was:
“The Prime Minister and the Minister will have heard the right hon. Gentleman’s comments. If the Prime Minister believes his answer requires a correction, there are processes by which one can make that happen, although he may take a different Toggle showing location of view from the right hon. Member about the facts of the case. In any event, the right hon. Member has put his point on the record, and I am sure he will find other ways of pursuing it. I do not think this is the end of the matter for now, but it is just for this moment.”
In other words: “Shut up.”
That’s Hoyle’s attitude to everything done by Johnson and his government; he bends over and takes it.
And that’s why the rest of us – especially those supine pseudo-journalists at BBC News – need to raise our game and challenge them on their lies wherever and whenever they happen.
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.
Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:
Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.
1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.
2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical
3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/
Join the Vox Political Facebook page.
4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com
And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!
If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!
Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.
The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: