World Dianne Abbott complains about 'unfair threatment' on Question Time - Probably deserves a lolcow thread at this point...

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46943667

Diane Abbott has rejected the BBC's response to claims she was poorly treated on Question Time.

The Labour Party lodged a formal complaint with the BBC after she reported she had "never had such a horrible experience" on the show.

The shadow home secretary accused presenter Fiona Bruce of "decidedly unfair" handling and claimed she was wrongly corrected over polling figures.

The BBC said it "firmly" rejects claims any of the panel was treated unfairly.

Ms Abbott said that during Thursday's programme, she was interrupted more than double the number of times Tory MP Rory Stewart was, and was not allowed to respond to a "blatantly abusive remark" from the audience.

She claimed she had also been told that the TV studio audience had been "wound up" against her ahead of broadcast.

Ms Abbott said Ms Bruce did "not appear well briefed" after getting polling figures wrong for Labour standings compared to those of the Conservatives.

A Labour source told the BBC: "The way she was treated on Question Time was unacceptable and fed the hostility towards her.

"We expect the programme to correct inaccuracies, provide a full explanation of what happened during the show's production and to apologise to Diane."

A BBC spokesperson said: "We have received Labour's comments and will respond in due in course."


Image captionDiane Abbott said it 'would be wrong to blame Fiona Bruce for all this'
In a statement on Friday the BBC said: "We are sorry to hear Diane Abbott's concerns over Thursday's edition of Question Time and we have contacted her team to reassure them that reports circulating on social media are inaccurate and misleading.

"Diane is a regular and important contributor to the programme.

"As we said earlier, we firmly reject claims that any of the panel was treated unfairly either before or during the recording."

The BBC also said it reviewed the polling figures used in the programme, and that while a YouGov poll on the day of the programme put the Conservatives ahead, Ms Abbott was "right to say other polls suggested Labour was either ahead or tied".

The BBC added: "We should have made that clear."

Ms Abbott said on Twitter on Monday: "This is not an apology and does not address all of the issues that have been raised."

"Fiona Bruce was clearly repeating Tory propaganda that Labour were behind in the polls. If she had said behind in one poll, that would have been (a) different matter," she added.

'Fair treatment'
Thursday's Question Time was Fiona Bruce's second time presenting the show since the departure of veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby.

Viewers had reacted warmly to Ms Bruce's first edition of QT the previous week.

Ms Abbott said it "would be wrong to blame Fiona Bruce for all this. Question Time has had a new editor for some time, and seems more interested in entertainment than politics.

"In the current abusive political climate, TV production teams need to reflect before they wind up live audiences against particular politicians.

"It may result in 'good television', but it can easily turn ugly."

Ms Abbott said she is not asking for "special treatment, only fair treatment".
It's probably true the audience was wound up before her appearance, but the Beeb didn't do it. Diane did it herself!
 

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Diane Abbot is a fat dimwit. She does damage to Labour's election chances every time she's on the telly, but Corbyn keeps her on the front bench because she's one of the few MPs that is willing to sit on his front bench.
She’s the perfect person to deflect all negative press about the Labour leader!
 

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So what happened on question time? She makes it sound like she was lynched, so I assume someone in the audience asked a question she didn't like?
 
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Diane Abbot is a fat dimwit. She does damage to Labour's election chances every time she's on the telly, but Corbyn keeps her on the front bench because she's one of the few MPs that is willing to sit on his front bench.
One might claim she's large enough to be the front bench.

 
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So what happened on question time? She makes it sound like she was lynched, so I assume someone in the audience asked a question she didn't like?
Basically Fiona Bruce has been praised heavily by a lot of observers since taking over Question Time. She won't let politicians ideologically bullshit their way through questions, will stop them if she feels they're waffling and, for the first time in years, has been giving actual time to both Tories, conservative opinions and the BBC's favourites.

Dimbleby had a tendency to let his biases show and the ratings for the show had steadily suffered as a result. It did occasionally lead to golden moments like this though:


So, Dianne, who usually ideologically bullshits and waffles her way through interviews was the only one really picked on while the others realised it quite quickly and kept their opinions succinct while trying to actually answer the audience members questions.

She tore James Cleverly (who's also black) apart on her first outing which cemented her authority and Dianne being Dianne was probably too busy with her bargain bucket to notice.

Oddly enough, Mr Cleverly hasn't complained about racist treatment by Fiona Bruce at all, as she asked a fair question and for clarification, the same with Abbot and Bruce got cheers and applause for holding her to account.
 

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Diane Abbot is a fat dimwit. She does damage to Labour's election chances every time she's on the telly, but Corbyn keeps her on the front bench because she's one of the few MPs that is willing to sit on his front bench.
I thought it's because they used to fuck and she had some kind of dirt on him. She's also a safe seat in the Labour Party.
 

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She tore James Cleverly (who's also black) apart on her first outing which cemented her authority and Dianne being Dianne was probably too busy with her bargain bucket to notice.

Oddly enough, Mr Cleverly hasn't complained about racist treatment by Fiona Bruce at all, as she asked a fair question and for clarification, the same with Abbot and Bruce got cheers and applause for holding her to account.
You don't get it.man, Cleverly is a token black boy for their Tories. He's not a real black person. He hasn't had his BAME talent unlocked by Corbyn.
 
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I watched it last week. If she had actually answered any question instead of waffling and clearly having no idea what the Labour non-policy on Brexit was supposed to be that day, she wouldn't have got a roasting. Swivel Eyes Oakeshott also got a roasting. If you avoid the question and/or say foolish things, you may be pulled up by the chair. It is... how the programme works.

I used to have a lot of respect for Abbott, but this time she is pulling at an allegation of racism to deflect from the very real issues surrounding her competence as a front bench performer. She has lost most of her once considerable ability to present the view of the left of the Labour Party. I don't know if it is a health issue, age, or something else, but she comes across as totally wandered at times.

But she's loyal, and right now only loyalty matters in the Labour Party.
 

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Yes, let's make a thread about the Abbopotamus. We can start with the Corbyn Sidechick Saga, then the Finnish Nurses saga, then the Private Education is Problematic unless you're Black saga, then the Chicken Shops Saga, the Mathematical Incompetence Saga...

I actually might watch QT now given it's free of Dimbers and his posturing.
 

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Yes, let's make a thread about the Abbopotamus. We can start with the Corbyn Sidechick Saga, then the Finnish Nurses saga, then the Private Education is Problematic unless you're Black saga, then the Chicken Shops Saga, the Mathematical Incompetence Saga...

I actually might watch QT now given it's free of Dimbers and his posturing.
And don't forget that time she compared her support of the IRA in the 80s to having a different hair style.
 
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