Waking up to a wind bank holiday morning and checking the BBC News website, their second story today (first thing) is:
Neither Sky News nor ITV News have this story at all. And when you click into it it's a very strange BBC report indeed. It begins:
Parts of that - and bits of several later paragraphs - read as being lifted from a People's Vote press release.
Who leaked this memo? Well, reading on, it turns out that it's an internal People's Vote memo. So, presumably, it was someone within the People's Vote campaign who leaked it.
The BBC report goes on:
So to what end was the memo leaked? Well, it can hardly be to damage the People's Vote campaign, given that this BBC report can only help get their message across, puts it across in language that echoes their own, features no criticism of their actions whatsoever, and is written in such a way that it might very well appeal to the campaigners' target audience here: Corbyn supporters. So, presumably, the leak was to advance the cause of the People's Vote campaign.
And why then is the BBC making this non-story - a leak from the People's Vote campaign helpful to People's Vote campaign - its second story today? Was it to to advance the cause of the People's Vote campaign too?