Wednesday, 14 September 2016

#406w - Those 'Controversial' boundary changes.

On the six and 10 o'clock news yesterday the BBC described the boundary changes as 'controversial' but controversial to who I ask?

The changes which as I understand it have been drawn up by the Electoral Commission aim to make all constituencies of equal size (as the chartists first demanded) and reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

I doubt the public find these proposals 'controversial' and while some MPs might, especially the ones losing their seats, the left leaning BBC does who of course love to bash the Conservatives at any opportunity. However as I say above these changes have come from the EC and not the government but no mention of that from the BBC is of course all the government's fault.

During the interview with Labour's Tristram Hunt, he was allowed to claim without interruption or follow up question, that these changes were 'unfair' and 'undemocratic' when the truth is that the existing system, as most honest pundits will admit, is heavily skewed in Labour's favour.

The bias in the, still unreformed, BBC knows no bounds.

1 comment:

  1. The proposals have been put forward by the Boundary Commission, not the Electoral Commission.