THE BBC has come under-fire from users on social media for its audience and selection of questions directed to Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn on BBC Question Time this evening.
Several users on Twitter accused the BBC of giving the Labor leader an “easy ride” during Mr Corbyn’s appearance on BBC Question Time in Sheffield. One furious user wrote on Twitter: “#bbcqt another paid question.” A second user said: “What a stitch-up, never seen so many planted ‘guests’ #bbcqt”
A third user said: “How is this #bbcqt audience balanced? Is it leave / remain split?
“And how many of the members of the public are actually political activists?
A fourth user said: “Really disappointed at the quality of questions being asked by the audience.
“Mr Corbyn getting an easy ride #bbcqt. ”
Jeremy Corbyn appearing on BBC Question Time this evening(Image: BBC)
A fifth user said: “#bbcqt should be renamed abour time. This audience isn’t balanced.”
The BBC state in its ed itorial guidelines it is “committed to achieving due impartiality in all its output”.
During the broadcast one audience member outright defended the Labor leader’s controversial “neutral” stance on Brexit and insisted Mr Corbyn is the only leader with a “clear position”.
The pro-Corbyn audience member said during the show: “I mean this thing about saying that oh lots of people are groaning because he is saying that he is not going to take a clear position, there is actually a precedence for this.
Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his ‘neutral’ stance on Brexit(Image: BBC)
” When there is a referendum on Europe in the 1970 s Harold Wilson remained neutral, okay so for people to say oh this is ridiculous that he is not taking a position, its false, its a false position.
“The Liberal Democrats are saying reverse Brexit stop Brexit , Boris Johnson is saying get Brexit done, the only person that actually has a clear strategy and grown-up sensible strategy is this man right here, Jeremy Corbyn. ”
Host Fiona Bruce then correctly the gentleman and insisted former Prime Minister Harold Wilson was in favor of leaving the European Union but allowed a free vote during the referendum.
Boris Johnson defended his decision to call an election on December 12(Image: BBC)
During the 30 minutes Mr Corbyn was onstage he was again given huge praise from another audience member who stated the Labor Party was the only party “developing a credible set of policies” .
She said: “Mr Corbyn, I appreciate your efforts in bringing people together in
“I understand your strategy, what I am really interested in is that the Labor Party seems to be the only party which is developing a credible set of policies to deal with climate emergency.
“Could you enlighten us about what you think your Labor Party policies would do for jobs and for a good future for young people in Sheffield.”
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The cost of Labor’s 2019 election manifesto(Image: EXPRESS)
S everal users on social media then accused the broadcaster of selecting an “anti Conservative” audience and hit out of the treatment of Boris Johnson when he was questioned.
One user wrote on Twitter: “This is such a typical BBC audience !!! They clapped everything Corbyn said and attacked everything Boris said! #bbcqt ”
A second user said:“ Seems like the majority of the #bbcqt audience are anti conservatives, maybe next time get a balanced audience #JustSaying. ”
A third user said: “Seems like the majority of the #bbcqt audience are anti conservatives, maybe next time get a balanced audience #JustSaying.”
The Prime Minister defended his decision to call a general election on December 12 and insisted he “had to do it” because “Parliament is blocking Brexit”
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Mr Johnson said: “On your point about the reasons for having an election, let’s be in no doubt, I didn’t want to have an election.
“No Prime Minister wants to have an election on December 12.
“We had to do it because Parliament is blocking Brexit. “
A BBC spokesman told Express.co .uk: “Anyone watching would have seen every leader face tough questions from an audience which held a wide range of views.”
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