Nigel Farage talks straight to BBC’s trained seal audience

BBC Bias 2Nigel Farage has written a Daily Mail column on his BBC appearance a few days ago in the Challenger’s Debate.

Early on in the debate, the subject of housing came up, and I seized the opportunity to challenge the other panel members. Would any of them take up, as even my nine-year-old daughter can, the challenge to admit that mass migration into the UK has worsened the housing crisis? Would any of them say, ‘Yes, Nigel, five million immigrants to Britain since 1998 probably has increased the demand for housing’?

Of course they wouldn’t. And the audience clearly agreed with them – that this was nothing to do with immigration, and it’s just coincidental that a massive population boom in this country has coincided with a housing shortage.

I knew the audience was far from the ‘balanced’ and ‘representative’ sample of people that we had been promised by the event organisers, the BBC.

I was firm, but polite. I said: ‘There seems to be a total lack of comprehension on this panel, and indeed among this audience, which is a remarkable audience even by the Left-wing standard of the BBC. This lot’s pretty Left-wing, believe me.’

The BBC of course denied Farage’s claims and the presenter stated the audience had been selected by a reputable polling company with the objective of keeping it as impartial as possible.

After some investigation, journalists managed to convince the BBC to reveal the details of how they formed the audience.

The ratio was 5:5:4:3:2:2:1, with the Conservatives and Labour getting the 5s, the Lib Dems on 4, Ukip on 3, the SNP and Greens on 2, and Plaid Cymru on 1. This meant that roughly, in an audience of 200, only about 50 people were not of a Left-wing persuasion.

Later, the UKIP established that the polling company in question was the same company that has consistently underestimated its positions in national polls, and had even put them in third place just days ahead of the 2014 European elections which UKIP won with 27 per cent of the national vote share.

Farage says the BBC needs root and branch reform, and if he gets enough MPs, he will fight tooth and nail for such reform. Yet another reason to vote for UKIP over the corrupt cronyist decrepit political establishment.

 



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5 replies

  1. There is not a current politician I respect more in the world than Farage. To stand up to the entire British establishment takes courage and fortitude few possess.

    If the work that he is doing eventually overturns the establishment ( and it may not be this election), he deserves his place in British history alongside Boudicca & Churchill.

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  2. Yes Farage deserves the title of hero for his constant good spirits and his will to press on when so much is stacked against him. But also because of the honesty and openness of his appeal. His frankness contrasts so starkly to the duplicity and deceit of Cameron and others,

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  3. Would love to sit down and have a coffee with Mr Farage.

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