Even if that were true, those senior BBC officials are real lefties aren't they - increasing their salary and expenses at the behest of the license fee payer while making the hardworking, creative employees redundant or cut back during 'streamlining'. Those BBC executives who introduced and relish in the internal market mechanism and producer choice are real lefties. It is utter bollocks to say the BBC rigged the audience. It was split along party support levels which would make UKIP voters around 10-15% of the audience. Only a shoddy workman blames his tools - and floundering Farage (despite being quite a tool) blamed the audience because he wasn't having the best of nights. Nigel Farage is going into a tail spin because he knows not only was he the least likely person on that panel to have power or influence in the next government, but it's likely he won't be UKIP leader this time next year as more likeable and pragmatic persons within UKIP line themselves up to usurp him (such as Suzanne Evans) and he will probably not win Thanet South.Peter Crossley wrote:However the final say on selecting the audience is made not by market research group by by a senior BBC official.
On a separate note, during the Daily Politics today - Andrew Neil (coincidentally one of those BBC leftie board members of a Tory-supporting magazine) referenced not being legally allowed to mention something to do with constituencies when talking to Margaret Curran. Does anybody know what that is? I thought it could be about predicting individual results, but I'm not to sure.