Saturday 18 November 2017

The less moderate candidate

Ee bah gum, Scottish Labour has a new leader! Yorkshireman Richard Leonard beat Anas Sarwar to win the post today. 

The BBC's Scottish Editor Sarah Smith informed BBC One viewers this evening that Mr Sarwar "was the more moderate candidate in what was a fractious race". 

I guess that makes Mr Leonard 'the less moderate candidate' - or, to put it another way, 'the more extreme candidate'. 

A nice example of 'bias by labelling' there (even if it's true).


  1. It will be interesting to see whether the BBC continue to support anti Conservative Nicola, or the new anti Conservative Richard Leonard in their reporting of the good people of Scotland.

    1. You might hope that the Scottish electorate would be too canny to be swayed by the far-left policies of Leonard. I don't suppose IR2 will be high on his list of priorities - there wouldn't be a sufficient number of rich to soak in Scotland to pay for nationalisation etc.

      A split anti Conservative vote would be more likely.


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