A Timely Reform by Ian Ridley

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Trying to keep the BBC honest

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Credit: Alex Folkes

Nick Clegg visited De Montfort University in Leicester today. The campus is near to two seats where the Lib Dems finished a close second in 2005: Leicester South and Harborough.

Zuffar Haq, Lib Dem candidate for Harborough was on hand to welcome Nick to the area.

The BBC would have you think (2nd image in their slideshow) that the visit was “ambushed” by Labour.

However, Alex Folkes’ photos show in fact that there were few Labour posters. it’s just that the BBC managed to get them all in one close-up shot. As you can see there a couple of home-made Lib Dem placards too.

I have pointed this out to the BBC via their complaints page and also corrected them in their spelling of De Montfort.

Nick Clegg speaks to a crowd of around 1000 at De Montfort  University, Leicester

Credit: Alex Folkes

A Library loan bodes….?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I borrowed Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography A Fortunate Life from Oadby Library today. The return date is 6th May.

Not sure if that bodes well or ill for Polling Day.

Leadership debate on the radio too

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Three Party LeadersIf you can’t get to a TV or are in the car, the you can still catch the Leadership Debate live at 8.30 tonight on BBC Radio 4 or Radio 5