How very convenient for anyone in Lord Hall-Hall’s empire wanting to score a few brownie points with Bozo The Clown and Polecat Dom. How different from just four days ago when the BBC was telling “UK death toll passes Italy to be highest in Europe”.That article, more realistically, went on “The UK now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, according to the latest government figures. There have been 29,427 deaths recorded across the UK - a figure Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said was ‘a massive tragedy’. The latest total for Italy, previously the highest in Europe, now stands at 29,315”. Worse, the death numbers continue to be bad for the UK.was more than double that number - 626. The cumulative total, at 31,241, was 1,000 more than for Italy. And we’re supposed to be around a fortnight behind them - so there is worse to come.
Others piled in. “You're supposed to aim for impartiality, not serve as Pravda for the Tory party … when the UK whizzed past 30, 000 deaths to become the Coronavirus capital of Europe the BBC pushed the government line that comparisons weren't valid … You do yourselves no favours sucking up to Tory propaganda!”. Not a good look, BBC people.