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Laura Kuenssberg, you’ve really overstepped this time

December 11, 2019

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by Martin Odoni

Laura Kuenssberg, political correspondent at the BBC, seems to enjoy being part of the story instead of merely reporting it. This has frequently led to, frankly irrefutable, accusations of pro-Conservative bias on her part, and one sometimes wonders whether she even realises that she is doing something unacceptable, or how close to ‘the line’ she keeps treading.

Today, it would seem, Kuenssberg finally barrelled her way onto the line, and then beyond it. Past obvious displays of bias on her part have undermined the BBC Charter. But today, she may very well have broken the Law of the Land itself. Electoral law, to be precise. Reporting in to Politics Live (oh, the imagination, BBC! Oh, the catchy titles!), Kuenssberg stated,

“The forecast is that it’s going to be wet and cold tomorrow… The postal votes have already arrived… The parties are not meant to look…

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