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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:

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“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.

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