More than 60,000 people have signed a petition against perceived BBC bias towards the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
As the BBC routinely refer to Corbyn as ‘left-wing,’ signatories say that David Cameron should therefore be labeled as Britain’s ‘right-wing’ prime minister.
Petition for the BBC to refer to David Cameron as the “right wing Prime Minister” https://t.co/rVBtglNFl8
— Martin Bagot (@MartinBagot) September 16, 2015
The petition set up on changeorg and satrted by Amanda Drury, states: “every time Jeremy Corbyn is mentioned in a news report on the BBC he is referred to as ‘the left wing Labour Party leader.’”
“In the interest of fairness and un-biased reporting, David Cameron should also be referred to in terms of his place on the political spectrum – ‘the right-wing prime minister.’”
In a statement, a BBC spokesman said: “Our journalists use descriptions of different political leanings to help the audience’s understanding or where there is a specific editorial justification.
“Mr Corbyn was to the left of the other candidates and now he has been elected it is fair and accurate to say the Labour leadership is more to the left, or more ‘left wing’ than before.”
“We do not use such labels in every instance, but we have taken a similar approach with the different political shades of other parties,” the spokesman added.
If you want to add your signature to the petition, you can find it here