Published On: Sat, Aug 31st, 2019

BBC bias: Iain Duncan Smith joins campaign against BBC Brexit bias | UK | News


Boris Johnson recently announced the move to extend the suspension of Parliament ahead of the Queen’s Speech on October 14. Numerous #StopTheCoup protests have broken out across the country against the Prime Minister’s action, with members of the public taking to the streets in London and Manchester. Iain Duncan Smith retweeted a video which criticised the BBC for “promoting protests to their huge audience”.

The video also claimed “83 percent” of MPs appearing on the BBC’s Today Programme since Mr Johnson announced the Queen’s speech were pro-Remain.

In the “#StandUp4Brexit” video, it is claimed: “Since Boris announced the Queen’s speech the BBC have been relentlessly biased.

“Since the announcement, a review of 18 Brexit guests on the BBC R4 Today Show indicates 83 percent in favour of Remain.

“They’ve promoted civil disobedience, promoting protests to their huge audience.

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“And repeatedly even Remain protagonists uninterrupted airtime, all at our expense.”

In his retweet, Mr Duncan Smith posted: “The @BBCNews @BBCPolitics should be an impartial examination of both points of view, what happened???”

#StandUp4Brexit captioned the video: “Since the PM announced the Queen’s Speech, the BBC’s bias has been totally unacceptable.

“On the day, BBC News interviewed 13 pro Remain commentators in a row.

The BBC adds: “In applying due impartiality to news, we give due weight to events, opinion and the main strands of argument. We may produce content about any subject, at any point on the spectrum of debate, as long as there are good editorial reasons for doing so.

“We must always scrutinise arguments, question consensus and hold power to account with consistency and due impartiality.”

The Prime Minister sparked panic among Remainers after he confirmed he asked the Queen, who is currently in Balmoral, to agree to suspend parliament days after MPs have returned to work next week.

The Privy Council met at Balmoral to discuss Mr Johnson’s new administration holding a Queen’s Speech on October 14.

In a letter to MPs outlining his Government’s plans, Mr Johnson denied it was to force through a no deal Brexit and said he was bringing forward a “bold and ambitious domestic legislative agenda” which MPs would be able to vote on in October.

Express.co.uk has contacted the BBC for comment.



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