Radio 4's Thought For The Day is embroiled in Left-wing bias storm over its No ...

Radio 4's Thought For The Day is embroiled in Left-wing bias storm over its No 10 'sleaze' claims Recent Radio 4 segments have included veiled criticism of political figures One Thought For The Day contributor referred to Greensill lobbying controversy Critics say comments have no place in slot dedicated to spiritual contemplation

By Chris Hastings Arts Correspondent For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 00:17 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 00:17 BST, 2 May 2021

View
comments

The BBC has been accused of breaching impartiality guidelines by including Left-wing bias and anti-Government rhetoric in its prestigious Thought For The Day slot.

Recent editions of the segment, which is broadcast every day as part of Radio 4’s Today programme, have included veiled criticism of senior political figures and even references to recent sleaze scandals.

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

Critics say the comments have no place in a slot dedicated to spiritual contemplation and meditation and are unacceptable so close to the nationwide elections on Thursday.

The row centres on three editions of the programme broadcast towards the end of last month.

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg last night said he had taken pains not to name any individual in relation to the quote about bodies piling up

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg last night said he had taken pains not to name any individual in relation to the quote about bodies piling up

Novelist and screenwriter Rhidian Brook, who has been a contributor to the slot for over 20 years, referred to the Greensill lobbying controversy, remarked that ‘the old paradigm of having friends in high places still persists’ and added: ‘We have witnessed a series of situations which look like privileged people gaining

read more from dailymail.....

PREV U.S. homeland chief touts 'dramatic' efforts to relocate migrant children
NEXT Convoy of carnage: MAX HASTINGS writes about one of the most dramatic forgotten ...