I am British born and bred. I am male. I have a belief. I respect democracy. I am law-abiding. I am heterosexual. I am a pensioner. I have underlying health issues. I value all lives. I am white. I no longer matter
I was brought up by working class parents who taught me to respect all people regardless of their gender, creed, ethnicity, orientation or political opinions. They both served in WW2 to give me, and you, our freedom. I have always practiced what I was taught, and continue to do so. I passed that teaching to my children, which they have followed and will pass to theirs. But I no longer matter. Neither do they. Continue Reading
In a press conference earlier today, a shadow cabinet spokesman announced that the conclusion of the Period of Reflection and Contemplation Commission on why things went wrong last Thursday is that ‘It wuz the sheds wot dun it’
“It cannot be a co-incidence” he said “that the appearance of all of these festively-decorated wooden sheds on our high streets during the last two weeks of the campaign, and particularly on polling day itself, distracted voters from their main purpose of electing a Labour government.”
It is difficult to understand how a media organisation that, over the last few years, has consistently failed to correctly predict major election results can believe it retains any credibility. Yet that’s what we have from a BBC statistics department that now has to go into full spin mode to cover its embarrassment even during a live results programme.
Such was the case on Sunday when it became immediately obvious that the Brexit Party were absolutely creaming the opposition, as if that hadn’t been widely predicted from the point, just six weeks ago, when Nigel Farage launched it. But this article is not about the politics of these elections, it’s about whether our national broadcaster is fit for purpose in the field of political analysis.