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BBC Newsnight editor accused of ‘off the scale’ bias after New Statesman duvet account

A BBC journalist has been accused of bias after writing a New Statesman duvet account on the authorities’s handling of the examination disaster.

Lewis Goodall, policy editor on BBC Newsnight, authored the part for the left-hover political magazine wherein he described how “a authorities led by technocrats nearly destroyed a expertise of social mobility”. 

Attention turn out to be drawn to the article by Robbie Gibb, a frail head of BBC Westminster and Downing Toll road director of communications, who tweeted

In the part Goodall, a college Labour activist who labored for the Institute for Public Policy Research think tank sooner than joining Sky Files and later the BBC, “laid the considerations on the door of the prime minister’s senior adviser” Dominic Cummings, The Telegraph says.

Goodall wrote that whereas “we are able to no longer know the extent of Dominic Cummings’ involvement on this sorry episode, and it would possibly most likely perchance perchance be that he turn out to be no longer segment of it in any respect… his methodology encapsulates a job of governing that turn out to be on fleshy price during”.

The part turn out to be agreed upon by senior BBC figures, who acknowledged that it fell contained in the broadcaster’s impartiality guidelines.

The article turn out to be additionally no longer with out its defenders on social media, with journalist Ian Fraser tweeting that “Goodall is doing an even job of preserving the UK authorities’s toes to the fire over its handling of the Covid-19 disaster”.

The Situations columnist David Aaronovitch additionally suggested that Gibb “must live” undermining the BBC with assaults on its impartiality, whereas presenter Jeremy Vine added that Goodall “doesn’t private the hide and write the headlines”.

A sequence of social media customers pointed out that political interviewer Andrew Neil is the chair of the acceptable-hover political magazine The Spectator, whereas additionally preserving a BBC presenting feature.

And others suggested that Gibb’s impartiality wants to be puzzled after he transitioned from overlaying politics on the broadcaster to working interior 10 Downing Toll road below Theresa Would possibly additionally.

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