"BBC Presenter Geeta Guru-Murthy apologised for using the term 'inflammatory' to describe Nigel Farage's speech"


GB News: 28th May 2024: Report on further BBC impartiality widely agreed to be a breach of Ofcom regulations

"...Speaking at the Reform UK press conference in Dover, Farage quoted Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on migration...The BBC and presenter Geeta Guru-Murthy (Krishnan Guru Murphy's sister**) have been criticised by former Labour MP Bill Rammell after branding Nigel Farage "inflammatory" during his speech...

Shortly after the remarks were made, an apology was issued and the broadcaster claimed Guru-Murthy's actions "didn't meet the BBC's editorial standards on impartiality"....

...former MP Bill Rammell said the remarks were a "clear breach" of the Ofcom regulations... [Rammell] admitted: "I disagree with about 95 per cent of what Nigel Farage says, but I think the BBC broke the Ofcom editorial guidelines by making that statement today... Rammell also noted that he "welcomed" Guru-Murthy and the BBC's apology, as well as their efforts to "rectify the situation".

Michelle Dewberry and Bill Rammell were also joined on the panel by [PopCon's] Annunziata Rees-Mogg, who agreed that the BBC were in "clear breach" of impartiality guidelines... was "glad" that they issued an apology in light of the backlash... Rees-Mogg told GB News: "It was clearly a breach, and I'm glad she's apologised. She shouldn't have thought it and said it... He [Nigel Farage] did make it exceptionally clear that he was quoting Donald Tusk, who is so far from being a Brexiteer Little Englander as you could possibly get, and I think he was demonstrating how broad the fears on this subject are, not quoting himself..."