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David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Evan Davis admits Auntie couldn’t care less about your complaints

At last! Someone at the BBC has finally admitted publicly what has been obvious for years. Step forward Newsnight presenter Evan Davis, who – according...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Lefty Cambridge mob destroys any illusion of ‘balance’

The so-called ‘leaders’ debate on BBC One on Wednesday night was a car crash of a programme that should never have been broadcast. ‘Balance’ was...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Cruel Tories smashed the miners and gave us Brexit

Eh, lad, it’s grim oop north. That is, according to BBC correspondents when they venture there. Veteran reporter Hugh Sykes was up in Yorkshire yesterday...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Past it Paxman left Corbyn in the clear

Where are they when you need them? Broadcast interviewers who can cut the mustard and send politicians scurrying back to party HQs with their tails...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: On climate change, vote anyone but Tory (or, worse, Ukip)

At what point do BBC ‘correspondents’ cross the line from offering a properly judged and impartial assessment into propaganda and overt electioneering? News-watch surveys provide...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Two thirds back Leave but let’s keep it a secret

Since June 23, the BBC has been working with a passion to tell us why Brexit won’t work. Any reason, every reason, will do. This...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Today sticks the knife into Ukip

The Today programme’s election centrepiece yesterday was a visit to Bath University by presenter Justin Webb, ostensibly to explore what they clearly saw as...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: ‘Impartial’ BBC website loads dice against Tories

This, at 16:44 yesterday afternoon, was the menu in the supposedly ‘impartial’ politics section of the BBC website. Spot a pattern? Tory council housing plan...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Public moves on over Brexit – leaving Beeb behind

YouGov’s latest poll on attitudes towards Brexit – as the New Statesman outlines here - demonstrates that 69 per cent of the public now...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Reporters flaunt their bias against ‘populists’ like Trump

What was BBC Today presenter Nick Robinson’s reaction as news broke that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by Donald Trump? He tweeted: 'Life...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Love of foreign aid trumps loathing for Tories

The Institute of Fiscal Studies published a report on Monday showing that the foreign aid budget has almost doubled over a decade to £13.6 billion...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Macron’s victory is a rare break for the Beeb’s battered suits

Election watch today is focusing on bias by omission – in this case, what the BBC hasn’t reported about Macron’s victory. Throughout, there was no...

David Keighley’s BBC Election Watch: Marr lets slippery McDonnell off the Marxist hook

Is he or isn’t he? Andrew Marr asked shadow Chancellor John McDonnell yesterday morning if he is an ‘unapologetic’ Marxist? His answer was an object...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: This election is a battle between the Tories and the broadcasters

This is an election like no other for the BBC. They have a mission. Two weeks ago, as is laid out here, Today presenter Nick...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Robinson trots out tired excuses to defend Brexit bias

BBC presenter and ex-political editor Nick Robinson has been sounding off aggressively against those who, he complains, are ‘moaning’ that the Corporation’s reporting of...

David Keighley’s BBC Watch: Right-on thought police ban meat in the Salford canteen

Aw, diddums! BBC staff in the plush Salford Quays Northern HQ are throwing out from their high chairs their steak knives. Their beef? Someone, somewhere...

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