BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Friday, 22 January 2010


On the same edition of Newsnight my old friend Michael Crick was back, talking about Labour's class-war strategy in the wake of Harriet Harman's latest drivel.
This gave him a chance to bring up the 'privileged backgrounds' of David Cameron and his colleagues, while talking to Harriet Harman, the niece of the Countess of Longford, and not mentioning hers.
His experts were openly-Labour-supporting pollster Sir Bob Worcester and a self-confessed man of the Left, the excellent professor Peter Hennessy.
Crick, who is as undisguised a Labour-supporter as Sir Bob, had previously made no bones about which side of the Labour argument he comes down on, as you can read here:

Crick himself has made a career out of the sort of anti-Tory-toff attacks favoured (for whatever cynical reasons) by Ms Harman. If Labour doesn't continue making them, he can guarantee that he will.


  1. Didn't see it , but another Tory-free zone
    then ?

  2. True to form the BBC got very excitable about Brown's "Dreamt up on the playing fields of Eton" remark.
    Often quoted by the Beeb, but I think you'll have to wait until hell freezes over before the BBC reports Sir George Young's remark that Harman's equalities were "dreamt up on the hockey fields of St Paul's"

    Andy C (TPO)


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