Monday, 6 July 2009

BBC Prioritises BNP

From Craig Murray's by-election blog:

"Totally out of touch with public mood, the BBC is prioritising political parties - any political party - over an independent candidate, even a serious one.

"The BBC's Michael Crick has denied any bias by the BBC in refusing to cover me on Newsnight.

"In Today's Independent on Sunday, Michael Crick states:
"Oh yes, that's right, it's all a big conspiracy, ordered by the BBC governors. Of course it's not. It was an accident. We're not obliged to report all the candidates. He'll have to join the queue behind the BNP and UKIP candidates to be interviewed. It's much ado about nothing."

"The BBC's desperation to promote the BNP as ahead of me is scary. Here are today's odds from Ladbrokes:
Conservatives 1/9
Labour 6/1
Greens 16/1
Craig Murray 25/1
Ian Gibson 33/1
Liberal Democrats 33/1
UKIP 100/1
BNP 200/1
Bill Holden 200/1
Libertarian Party 500/1
Official Monster Raving Loony 1000/1

"Can anybody see a genuine reason why I have to queue behind the BNP for an eventual interview, or why the Greens and Lib Dems have been heavily plugged by the BBC while I to date have not been reported at all? "

Craig Murray is standing as a candidate in the Norwich North by-election. He is a human rights activist, writer, and former British Ambassador, Rector of the University of Dundee and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Lancaster School of Law.

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