Sunday 7 June 2009

BBC’s election coverage

BBC World News on the radio just told us that tough choices are made when people are heading to the polls … in Lebanon (population 4 million).

Nothing in the headline news about 19 European countries, with something in the region of 300 milion potential voters, voting today.

Well, about 12 pas the hour, in the World Today programme I heard two questions. One on the unfolding story about UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, where the words ‘European elections’ were mentioned in passing as a part of his troubles, and one about “Europe in general”, answered in about five seconds.

Great coverage for half an hour of listening. Is this the Auntie accused of having a crush on Europe?

Ralf Grahn

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