In a broadcast that will do little to assuage the accusations of bias, the Beeb thought it was perfectly appropriate to compare Stoke-on-Trent voting for Brexit, with a local drug epidemic.
Introducing a set of interviews with young people, the presenter said
At times there can be a perception that most of the headlines surrounding Stoke-on-Trent have a negative connotation, whether it be Brexit or the drug ‘monkey dust‘
Before launching into a title sequence intercutting footage of news presenters saying the city voted for Brexit, with headlines about a “lethal £2 drug” that caused people to jump off rooves. People said Brexit was a leap in the dark, but that comparison is overly extreme…
BBC presenter Steph McGovern – who compered Boris’s Rotherham speech – slipped in a snide remark as Boris left the stage, saying:
“For the record, I am a girly swot and I’m proud of it… let’s see who’s in the job the longest”
This will be picked up…
UPDATE: McGovern apologises
At a non BBC event I was hosting today, I made a light hearted remark after the Prime Minister’s speech. Sorry that this caused offence to some. That was absolutely not my intention.
— Steph McGovern (@stephbreakfast) September 13, 2019