BBC backlash: Corporation plug Labour Party analysis despite crushing election ...

THE BBC has come under fire for plugging the Labour Party in a primetime TV slot, despite its recent crushing election defeat.

PUBLISHED: 19:20, Wed, Oct 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:30, Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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Last night BBC Two featured a Newsnight episode titled ‘Labour Party: Keir Starmer’s Road to Power’, which shone a light on the opposition party’s new leader. But the broadcaster has been criticised for “fawning over” Sir Keir and playing political ”propaganda”.

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The BBC publicised the Newsnight episode on its social media channels today, and wrote: “For 90 years out of its 120-year existence, the Labour Party has lingered in opposition.

“Policy Editor @lewis_goodall explores the story of the man who could be prime minister of the UK — and what that road to power may entail.”

The clip is just over 14 minutes long and features commentary from key players in the Labour Party, such as former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and Len McCluskey, the General Secretary of Unite the Union and a major donor to the party.

But the episode, that aired at 11.45pm last night, has been heavily criticised on Twitter.

labour party news keir starmerThe BBC has come under fire for plugging the Labour Party in a primetime TV slot (Image: Getty)

labour party news keir starmer bbc newsnightLast night BBC Two featured a Newsnight episode titled ‘Labour Party: Keir Starmer’s Road to Power’ (Image: Getty)

Many social media users questioned why the BBC were shining the spotlight on the opposition party, with some even claiming it was leftist

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