Andrew Marr's introduction this morning ran as follows:
After the storm - the calm and the clearing up. Not so much Doris, but those by-elections which have battered and scattered some recent accepted truths about British politics. This week, we're going to be rootling through the debris. Can Labour keep calm and carry on? Shami Chakrabati, one of Jeremy Corbyn's key allies, is with us. But the party that looks in deeper trouble this weekend isn't Labour, it's the would-be insurgents. Has UKIP run out of puff? I'll be asking its deputy leader Peter Whittle. Finally, what of the Tories? Cockahoop after Copeland they claim to be the new party of the working class. Really? I'll be discussing the hard facts with the Conservative chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin. Also on Oscars day, the Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has been telling me about his swansong as the darkest superhero of them all. And later on I'm joined live by one of the biggest stars of Britain's post punk music scene, Marc Almond. Reviewing the news today - on the left of the sofa in every sense, the commentator Paul Mason; on the right the Tory thinker Tim Montgomerie; and she's back in the middle, and she'll hold her own - the Brexit-confronting campaigner Gina Miller. All that coming up.
When he says, "But the party that looks in deeper trouble this weekend isn't Labour, it's the would-be insurgents. Has UKIP run out of puff?", is that bias or merely fair comment?
hmmm ... I'm not too sensitive about the UKIP comment, let's see how the item is presented and discussed. But I am raising an eyebrow about depiction of a sofa in which Gina Miller appears "in the middle" of a far left Trotskyist and a centre right journalist. What is it that Mason actually does other than pick up fees appearance fees from his old BBC mates?ReplyDelete
Oh well, we can look forward to Marr pinning Miller down on who actually funds her legal campaigns.
To be fair, the Spectator is also gleefully saying UKIP is finished. Oh, wait, that doesn't really mean it's not partisan bias....ReplyDelete