BBC accused of Question Time bias after switching broadcast from leave-voting Bolton to Dulwich


The BBC has been accused of anti-Brexit bias after moving its Question Time show from Brexit-voting Bolton to Dulwich, South London, which is a hotbed of Remain voters.

Many on social media said the move to London ensured a pro-EU audience, and the panel was majority Remainer.

Local Labour MPs Rachel Reeves and Lisa Nandy have written to the BBC, and said: “Dulwich and West Norwood voted more than 70 per cent to remain, while the Bolton constituencies voted almost 60 per cent to leave.

“Given that the panellists were largely from London, we think the nation might have benefited from some non-London centric views on the programme.”

Twitter users agreed, with one writing: “BBC propaganda in full flow tonight. Disgraceful. #Questiontime Moved to remain heartlands in London from Bolton. 1 leaver on the panel and 4 remain.”

Another said: “Question Time was going to be in Bolton tonight – it’s been moved to London because of Brexit. Hmmmm a panel of remainers AND an audience of remainers. Well played #bbcqt”.

The panel was made up of four Remain voters – left-wing journalist Ash Sarkar, Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy, Mairead McGuinness Vice President of the European Parliament and Conservative culture secretary Jeremy Wright.


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