The BBC has issued an apology after it admitted that captions it put up during the debate on excess deaths in Britain led by Reclaim MP Andrew Bridgen were “biased”. The Express has more.
The adjournment debate called by Reclaim and former Tory MP Andrew Bridgen was linked to concerns he has been raising about the impact of COVID-19 vaccines.
Throughout his speech, which Mr. Bridgen has claimed was carefully researched, the BBC Parliament channel ran a series of captions purporting to correct what he was saying.
After complaints were made the BBC today issued a statement accepting they had acted in a biased way.
A spokesman said: “We accept there was a lack of consistency in the use of our captions and that the number posted during the speech was not proportionate, nor always relevant which created the incorrect impression that there was an editorial approach in relation to the views expressed.
“We apologise for this and are reviewing the way we use such captions during proceedings.”
A source at the Reclaim Party has told the Express that the plan now is to sue the BBC after it admitted bias.
Worth reading in full.
Bridgen has also asked why he was expelled from the Conservatives for alleged “antisemitism” (he said he agreed that the Covid vaccines were the “biggest crime against humanity since the Holocaust”) but Crispin Blunt, who said Hamas had “legitimate targets”, is still a Tory MP. Good question. It’s almost as though the Tory leadership don’t actually care about antisemitism but just weaponising it against troublesome MPs.