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Question Time faces bias accusations over new editor's socialist past

The BBC is facing fresh accusations of left-wing bias after it emerged that the new editor of Question Time has a history of writing for extreme socialist publications.

Nicolai Gentchev, who will take the helm of BBC One’s flagship political programme in the summer when the production team makes its controversial move from Westminster to Glasgow, has written for International Socialism Journal and Socialist Review.

Mr Gentchev wrote an article in the International Socialism Journal in 1995 entitled “The Myth of Welfare Dependency”. He wrote: “Even capitalism’s supporters do not see an end to mass unemployment and low wages… all they offer is to make living on welfare so unbearable that even more people are forced off benefits and into conditions which were common… before the creation of the welfare state. While we fight to make sure such plans never become reality, we have to get rid of the system which has brought us to this point.”

The website of the International Socialism Journal says that it is associated with the Socialist Workers’ Party. The website continues: “The International Socialist Tendency unites revolutionary organisations around the world on the basis of workers’ power [and] revolution not reform.”

Mr Gentchev wrote for Socialist Review as late as 2003, when he reviewed the book Labour Party Plc by David Osler.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8374126/Question-Time-faces-bias-accusations-over-new-editors-socialist-past.html

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To be fair this....

"He wrote: “Even capitalism’s supporters do not see an end to mass unemployment and low wages… all they offer is to make living on welfare so unbearable that even more people are forced off benefits and into conditions which were common… before the creation of the welfare state."

....is pretty much bang on.

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To be fair this....

"He wrote: “Even capitalism’s supporters do not see an end to mass unemployment and low wages… all they offer is to make living on welfare so unbearable that even more people are forced off benefits and into conditions which were common… before the creation of the welfare state."

....is pretty much bang on.

Oh is it? We are impoverished by globalisation and population explosion, not capitalism per-se.

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"Inflation", "Interest Rates" & "Savers" must be banned words on QT.

A couple of weeks ago CPI and Mervyn King were all over the news that week but not a sniff on the program it was devoted to stuff like Andy Gray. Yesterday we had the 2 year anniversary of the MPC keeping the base rate at 0.5% - cue a long waste of time about Megrahi which was debated 18 months ago.

Incidentally Dimbleby always say the panel do not know the questions in advance but the Green party man let slip during the Gaddafi question that they would be talking about foreign policy in the next question i.e. Megrahi.

The program is a complete sham, a government spin doctor must tell them what they can and cannot discuss.

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who will take the helm of BBC One’s flagship political programme

Was QT ever the flagship political programme? I thought that was Panorama?

As ever, my advice is "just say no" when it comes to QT. I've watched it once in 25 years. That's more than enough.

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Nicolai Gentchev, who will take the helm of BBC One’s flagship political programme in the summer when the production team makes its controversial move from Westminster to Glasgow, has written for International Socialism Journal and Socialist Review.

LOL, plus the move to "scab hole" Salford, the BBC lefties are going to achieve their dream of relocating to the gritty, socialist, oop north.

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