BBC news correspondent Jon Donnison was interviewing a couple of anti-Brexit marchers at the People's Vote March in London a few minutes ago (just after 2 o'clock) and, doing his 'BBC impartiality' bit, asked one of them:
Again, people would say: There was a referendum. People voted. It was close - 48 to 51 -- but the 48 lost.
He could have said, "Again, people would say: There was a referendum. People voted. The 48 lost", but he didn't. He had to add, "It was close". (Was it? There was a 4% difference.)
Also, the result wasn't "48 to 51". It was 48 to 52 (48.11% to 51.89%).
Checking back, he also called Leave voters "the 51%" earlier too (just after 1 o'clock), so it wasn't a random slip.
Was this evidence of bias or just factual inaccuracy on Jon Donnison's part?