Even a Financial Times journo clocked the obscene bias on last night’s News at Ten

Jeremy Corbyn and Laura Kuenssberg

The 4 September edition of BBC News at Ten covered Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in such a way that it was unrecognisable for those who watched the exchange live. Even the chief features writer at the pro-establishment Financial Times, Henry Mance, clocked the obscene bias:

Many people pointed out the significance of this:

“Pitiful performance”

Across all shades of the political spectrum, Johnson’s first performance at PMQs didn’t go down well.

Even pro-austerity former Tories appeared to declare the end of the party:

Centrists weren’t impressed either:

But the BBC News at Ten team apparently didn’t get the memo. Because they seemed to cherry-pick the best moments for Johnson and place them next to the worst parts for Corbyn:

For example, the BBC amplified Johnson’s line that Corbyn is preventing a general election (rather than trying to ensure Johnson cannot deliver a no-deal Brexit through the backdoor):

There’s only one chlorinated chicken that I can see in this house, and he’s on that bench.

Not looking good for Johnson

At present, Johnson looks trapped and unable to govern despite being prime minister. Given he no longer has a majority, a general election is likely around the corner. On 4 September, Johnson called a motion for one. But Labour says it abstained because Corbyn wants to bring about an election on its own terms, perhaps through a no-confidence vote.

That cannot come soon enough. We need to prevent a damaging no-deal Brexit. But it’s worth noting that it’s only trade policy. Ending austerity, delivering a Green Industrial Revolution, and regulating the financial sector are a must. And only Corbyn’s Labour can achieve these critical aims.

Featured image via BBCiplayer

We need your help ...

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads.

Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds the government to account and calls it out when it puts vested economic interests above human lives. We need a media that shows solidarity with the people most affected by the crisis – and one that can help to build a world based on collaboration and compassion.

We have been fighting against an establishment that is trying to shut us down. And like most independent media, we don’t have the deep pockets of investors to call on to bail us out.

Can you help by chipping in a few pounds each month?

The Canary Support us