With the push for defunding the BBC campaign heating up, Conservative MP Lee Anderson has spoken out saying the BBC has taken the view to make Brexiteers “feel stupid” because the vote went against the BBC liberal pro-EU outlook. The MP stated that people in his constituency have been ripping up their licenses in protest against the totally bias coverage and reporting of Brexit.
In a video, on the Defund the BBC YouTube channel, Mr Anderson said: “So I would say that my own feelings and my own views on Brexit on the BBC are pretty much representative of my area.
“It’s an area where I grew up; it’s an area where I speak to people every single week.
“So what I’m saying to you and what I say normally to my social media or through any media outlet is actually what my constituents are thinking.
“In relation to Brexit, it’s no secret that over the past four or five years, the BBC have probably done everything in their power to alienate the Leave supporters in my area.”
He continued: “They’ve made them feel stupid, they’ve accused them of being thick, racist and not knowing what they voted for.
“So that same constant narrative over the past four or five years has done nothing but harm actually to the BBC.
“I don’t know what they’re playing at because, let me tell you, people are switching off in their droves.
“They’re ripping their TV licenses up, I’ve cancelled mine, I won’t be paying another penny to the BBC. As far as I’m concerned they can take a running jump.”
Is it any wonder, the once lover of the BBC has now turned their back, refusing to buy into their liberal bias propaganda with paying a license fee. The BBC use to get the feel of the nation with its programs. However, now, the BBC has become disconnected with the nation, aiming shows at social justice warrior who seek safe spaces.