I AM QUITE A FAN of BBC Dramas; but there is now no distinction between that media form and the Corporation’s biased political broadcasts. I actually missed last Sunday’s Politics Show and, instead, caught-up using the BBC’s iPlayer because the programme had been heavily promoted as providing the results of a ComRes poll, especially commissioned by the BBC, of UKIP councillors.
Of course, the great thing about iPlayer is that you can pause, rewind, and replay if a certain sequence seems odd – or if you need to confirm what someone has said – and, although it was not my intention from the outset, I nonetheless found that I was using those facilities quite frequently.
From the outset, the UKIP segment just felt ‘odd.’ For a start, here was the BBC paying several thousand pounds of license payer’s money for a ComRes poll; but its full findings were never disclosed. I had expected a piece focussing upon UKIP Councillor views about local government, for which they had been elected; but instead the programme focussed upon immigration, the death penalty, and global warming. (I wonder why?).