Labour Party MP Steve Kinnock attempted to defend the poor publicity around Jeremy Corbyn by insisting that the UK has a right-wing media while on BBC’s Question Time. After his statements insisting that the electorate needed to get over the fact of a right-wing media the BBC host quickly retorted. Fiona Bruce argued that she hoped that the BBC was not included in that statement.
BBC Question Time audience members gasped and whispered as Fiona Bruce defiantly snapped at Labour MP Steve Kinnock after a dig at “media bias.”
BBC Question Time audience gasps as Fiona Bruce snaps after ‘media bias’ swipe from Labour
Mr Kinnock said: “Can we move beyond blaming the media.
“We have a right-wing media in this country, that is a reality and it always has been.”
Ms Bruce argued back: “I assume you are not including the BBC in that.”
The audience can be heard murmuring and gasping at the awkward exchange between the two.
Mr Kinnock replied: “Well, there is nothing worse than when you watch a football manager after a match he has just lost blaming the referee.
“Nobody respects a team where they blame the referee for losing.
“We just have to win elections.
“Sometimes we are up against it as there is a right-wing media, but get over it.
Stephen Kinnock insisted that we need to get over the fact that the UK has a right wing media
“We have got to, as a party, factor that in.
“Thirdly, can we recognise that Leave voters are a vitally important part of Labour’s past, present and future.
“Until we answer those questions in the right way we will never get into power.
“I fundamentally respect the damning verdict that the electorate has given to the Labour Party in this general election.”
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Audience members took aim at Stephen Kinnock for the Labour Parties performance in the election
Labour’s Stephen Kinnock received another grilling during BBC Question Time as an audience member hit out at the Labour party as she explained why she thinks Labour lost the election
The audience member shunned Labour for not respecting the Brexit referendum result in 2016. The Labour voter went on to label the party’s actions “absolutely abhorrent”.
She said: “I think Labour lost the election because they didn’t respect democracy.
“Democracy means when you vote and you have a referendum whether you like it or not, that’s it.
“We voted to leave, how dare you!”