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The catalyst for this group was the dropping of Jo Swinson from Question Time on 26 Nov 2009 This Group aims to encourage ACTivists to complain to the media when Lib Dems are not fairly represented.

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QT panel composition 9 Replies

I've had a look at the composition of the BBC QT panel over the last few months.WIkipedia is helpful:…Continue

Started by Rob Parsons. Last reply by Karl Davis Mar 3, 2010.

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Comment by Les Simon on February 22, 2012 at 1:52

Is this still an issue? It would be interesting to know what democratic credentials the regulators have.

Comment by Andrew Porrer on February 9, 2011 at 21:46
Yes thankyou Mr. Milliband (non-Labourites can enjoy Charlie Brooker too!)
Comment by Dave Thawley on December 14, 2010 at 12:19

It is clear what our policy is - To come on the radio and TV to tell the world about Horrible Tory Policy and get the blame for them. R4 Today actually asked Paul Burstow (one of our MPs that have been borrowed by the Tories) why every time there is bad news a Liberal Democrat comes and tells it - He then went on to say something very similar to 'are you just bullet proof clothing for the Tories'. I love it (not)- again our representative couldn’t be swayed to telling the truth (i.e. ‘you lot were slow getting there wasn’t you) and instead went on a rambling excuse for his terrible behaviour. Noting as well Gove came out and announced our policy about kids premium (which is a con anyway isn’t it because instead of giving poor people more it will tend to give working class kids less) it is now really obvious what our purpose in government it. Clegg has given us to the Tories to take the Flack so we get the blame and they don’t. This isn’t just a rash thought, just look at what has happened over the last 6 months and this is the only logical conclusion that can be drawn,

Comment by John Abrams on November 10, 2010 at 10:24
It might be time to take up the cudgels again
Comment by Richard Cole on November 10, 2010 at 6:57
BBC Breakfast this morning featured the march against higher education cuts/fees with discussion with 2 people on the sofa but both pro the march and against the government and no balance at all. I happen to oppose the fees rise but I was left very annoyed but this blatant bias.
Comment by Adam C on October 3, 2010 at 21:59
I hope it's OK if I share here a couple of links regarding media impartiality:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/20/claire-enders-news-corp...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/12/rupert-murdoch-...

Of course The Guardian naturally wants to criticise News International, but I think we should indeed be a lot more worried about all of this than we seem to be!
Comment by Andrea Gill on August 17, 2010 at 21:00
Clegg and Olly Grender are on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning
Comment by Dave Thawley on August 17, 2010 at 20:58
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/politics/article-23868026-ni...


Please add comments positive comments - don't let the idiots who can see no further than party politics fill the page with stupid comments. There are a lot of us, if we take 5 minutes each we can fill the page up :-)
Comment by John Louis Oakes on August 9, 2010 at 5:27
Sounds good to me ,Kirsten
Comment by Kirsten de Keyser on August 8, 2010 at 18:11
Tbh, the best way to get BBC people to react is to hang out individual presenters or producers in the print media or online - name and shame, they understand that.

While they never EVER admit to anything if you contact them directly, you'll often find that subtle changes miraculously start to appear after a month or two...
 

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