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Is the BBC’s election coverage biased?

Despite perennial complaints, it retains the public’s trust

By Nicholas Earl  

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, in the BBC Election Debate hosted by BBC news presenter Mishal Husain, as it is broadcast live from Senate House, Cambridge. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

It wouldn’t be a general election without allegations of BBC bias, just like it wouldn’t be the festive season without a Channel 4 showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol. In both cases, the experience turns out to be rather tiresome for those of us who aren’t obsessed with the particular subject.

On 30th May, the first Question Time debate between the party leaders—and Amber Rudd—saw members of the…

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