Biased BBC Election Website At It Again

Here’s the BBC election website at the opening of play this morning. It’s a Labour wet dream:

Labour’s lines and policies feature prominently and are completely unquestioned.

The only mention of the Tories links back to an ancient story about a Cameron speech given on 14 April.

As regular readers will be aware, we’ve been here before.

Was that really the only angle they could find?

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Labour Housing Shadow Promised No Rent Controls Just Last Month

Poor Emma Reynolds has been well and truly stitched up by the Labour leadership. Just four weeks ago the Shadow Housing Minister promised that Labour ‘don’t want to introduce rent controls, so please don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers’.

Guido is guessing it was an awkward phone call, when Miliband told her he was launching his back of a fag packet plan today…

Via Mrs Mensch

Ed Miliband is Ready

Great answer…

Miliband in 2011: Leave Libya to the Libyans

“I think he has demeaned himself and demeaned his office” said Ed Miliband last week about Michael Fallon. Apparently “national security is too important to play politics with”. Fast forward a few days and Miliband is accusing Cameron of abandoning Libya…

Yet Labour have been silent on this issue for years. What was Miliband’s advice for a post Gaddafi world? Leave Libya alone.

“This is an important moment to recognise the National Transitional Council and their role in taking Libya forward and we’ve got to be led by them. It’s very important that Libyans determine their future.”

Hardly sounds like he was calling for the government to do more now, does it?

Let Libya be Libya, says Ed before an election. Why didn’t you occupy them, he screams during an election…

Labour HQ Pulling #MiliFandom Strings

Telly sources say that the Labour Party were calling the #MiliFandom in as a story all morning, and now this:

So we’ve gone from Ed Miliband conversing with a random teenage girl who tweets out her sex dreams about him, to it looking suspiciously like a Labour stunt. Guido is not sure which is worse…

Jamie Reed Wins Worst Interview of the 2015 Campaign, So Far

Self-proclaimed Labour funny man Jamie Reed had a toe-curling outing on the Daily Politics. He was only saved from death by smugness by the live feed going down…

And here is the whole interview in its terrible glory:

BBC Website ‘Balance’ is a Joke

This a snapshot of the front-page of the BBC website as of 10 this morning:

It reads like a Labour press release, with each election story given the best possible pro-Labour slant to it. Where are Cameron’s, Osborne’s or Major’s attacks on Miliband on the same subject? Why is Labour’s nursing policy presented without question? Where is any other party on the front page?

Click through to the BBC’s Election 2015 hub, and it’s even less balanced:

Not a single Tory or LibDem featured story. Miliband’s SNP angle on Cameron is presented twice at the top of the page, yet no such treatment for the Tory response or any counter argument. Labour’s spin quote on the NHS is included in a headline and it’s topped off with a 36 hour old puff piece about Miliband taking a selfie. Where are UKIP? Where are the Greens, where are the LibDems?

Sinn Fein aren’t even going to turn up to Parliament, yet their begging bowl is considered a more significant story by the BBC website editor than the intervention of Sir John Major or Lord Forsyth. Nor a mention of UKIP’s business letter this morning. How this could possibly be spun as fair and balanced?

Loony Labour Lefty in Deficit Deceit Leaflet

Dopey deficit dunce Ian Mearns, re-standing in Gateshead, claims that even “after four years of the most aggressive spending cuts in living memory,” the “deficit is still rising”:

This is factually incorrect. Now either the Labour MP is deliberately […]

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Man With Plane Trolls Owen Jones From the Sky

With Owen Jones visiting South Thanet yesterday to campaign for Labour, Simon Moores – an economist, Guardian contributor, councillor and pilot – saw his chance to troll the his lefty colleague from a great height. And troll him he did, […]

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Balls Backs Eagle on SNP Drafting Labour Queen Speech

Yesterday it was assumed that Angela Eagle had badly gaffed with her suggestion that Sturgeon’s SNP could help draft a Labour Queen’s Speech.

This morning Balls has backed her:

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#LabourDoorStep #GameOn #Fail

Twitter is unbearable on weekends at the best of times, but in election season it becomes a soul-destroying sphere of horse sh*t, with thousands of activists sharing grinning pictures and vague platitudes about the reaction ‘on the doorstep’.

Here’s one […]

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