Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Petition for the BBC to call Cameron the ‘right-wing Prime Minister’

If the BBC refer to Jeremy Corbyn as ‘the left-wing leader of the Labour Party’ then they should refer to Cameron as ‘the right-wing Prime Minister’. At present their label for Corbyn insidiously asserts that Cameron holds the centre-ground, while Corbyn is on the fringe. This is dangerously uncritical and biased reporting.

The BBC must recognise that what constitutes the centre-ground in politics is ever-changing and dynamic.

Mark Curtis recently wrote a blog highlighting the fact that most of Corbyn’s key policies are widely supported by the public and thus could be construed as the true centre-ground.