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Dr Matt Prescott @mattprescott
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There an awful lot of extremely right wing Conservatives, with links to the libertarian think tanks based on Tufton Street, commenting on @BBCNews at the moment... #Brexit #ConfidenceVote
So far this afternoon/evening... Jacob Rees Mogg (GLOBAL BRITAIN), Michael Gove (VOTE LEAVE, THE NEW CULTURE FORUM), Owen Paterson (BRUGES GROUP, UK2020), John Whittingdale (VOTE LEAVE), Chris Grayling (VOTE LEAVE)... plus Nigel Farage (LEAVE . EU)... and someone from OPEN EUROPE
plus... Andrew Bridgen (LEAVE MEANS LEAVE)
plus... Liam Fox (ATLANTIC BRIDGE)
Newspaper reviews by the Dia Chakravarty, Brexit Editor of @Telegraph (BARCLAY BROTHERS) and David Wooding, Political Editor, The Sun on Sunday (RUPERT MURDOCH)...
plus... Sir Bernard Jenkin (Chair of the Steering Committee of the EUROPEAN RESEARCH GROUP)
@BBCNews @BBCr4today @BBCNewsnight What has happened to BBC impartiality? This list of commentators is from just a few crucial hours of your #Brexit coverage, this afternoon and evening...
plus... James Brokenshire (POLICY EXCHANGE, ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission)
Next morning... @bbcr4today have Iain Duncan Smith (proposer of Universal Credit reforms, co-founder of CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE / co-founded with Tim Montgomerie) and Jacob Rees Mogg (GLOBAL BRITAIN) on...
P.S. Andrew Neil who presented some of the confidence vote analysis for the BBC was featured on the right wing ADAM SMITH INSTITUTE's Twitter feed in 2017 wearing their branded tie + is quoted on their www . His relationship with this think tank is unclear.
"Over four decades, the Adam Smith Institute has proved itself a formidable advocate of economic and personal freedom, achieving real and lasting changes in public policy." — Andrew Neil, broadcaster
adamsmith.org/about-the-asi/
I'm going to keep going with this as I notice people from the Tufton Street / libertarian think tank ecosystem...
Liam Halligan sits on the Advisory Board of the SOCIAL MARKET FOUNDATION, 11 Tufton Street (smf.co.uk)
Nigel Farage (LEAVE . EU / ex-UKIP / LBC) live on BBC News Channel from Brussels, complaining about the NI backstop + calling for a Hard Brexit. Thanks to @lyciamarketing for the heads up.
Iain Duncan Smith on BBC News channel (CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE / UNIVERSAL CREDIT)
Sir Bernard Jenkin (ERG) on BBC News channel again...
Bernadine Adkins of the Gowling WLG law firm... Seems to be a neutral expert in EU, Trade and Competition... More the sort of guest @BBCnews could do with finding...
Hard Brexiteer, Dominic Raab (ex-DEexEU / published a pamphlet for CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES, "Escaping the Strait Jacket, Ten Regulatory Reforms to Create Jobs") included in Laura Kuenssberg package for BBC One's 6 O'Clock News
Geoff Meade, the Press Association's man in Brussels, has just provided some high quality independent analysis for the BBC. jla.co.uk/conference-spe…
Claire Hanna from the SDLP one of the few people on air to have called for a People's Vote over the past 24 hours. The presenter seems to be having difficulty understanding the insurance policy aspect of the NI backstop.
Stephen Bush the Political Editor of the (New) Labour / FABIAN SOCIETY aligned New Statesman commenting on internal Labour party machinations re: a Gov confidence vote. Reasonable and clear analysis.
OK, things seem to have settled down after yesterday's overwhelmingly one-sided analysis on @BBCNews of Theresa May's confidence vote, which featured input from politicians + commentators with links to approx 15 different right wing / Libertarian "think tanks" + lobbying groups!
Approx 18 groupings if you include Dominic Raab (CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES) from today + Telegraph (BARCLAY BROTHERS) and Sun on Sunday (RUPERT MURDOCH) from yesterday's paper review.
Lord Digby Jones informs the BBC News channel's audience that the EU27 isn't run by a union consisting of 27 sovereign nations, but unilaterally by Germany. No challenge from the presenter...
Lord Digby Jones reverting to the German car manufacturers want to sell us cars trope...
Parting comment from Lord Digby Jones during his newspaper review on the BBC News channel that "we're becoming an #NHS with a country attached"...
The public only know what they are told when commentators are introduced by @BBCNews. The think tank affiliations of politicians matter because we don't know who they are funded by or what undeclared agendas they may be supporting / co-ordinating. See zelo-street.blogspot.com/2018/11/taxpay…
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