- Apr 7, 2013
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I don't know what to make of it. There was an Iranian refugee child who was put on tv to say he had the right to emigrate to the UK, even tho his parents paid people smugglers to get them thru 8 other countries before they illegally crossed the channel into England. The family has medical issues that will be treated on the NHS. I'm conflicted because clearly the family did NOT meet the criteria for refugee status - they were in other safe countries and they paid criminal gangs to move them around. I'm glad to hear his colleagues have stood up for him.Now for something different.
A popular sports broadcaster (Gary Lineker) was pulled from the air by BBC on Friday due to his criticism of the Sunak governments new policy on asylum seekers on social media (twitter).
The BEEBs argument is that it interfered with their mandate to be non-partisan, even though the comment did not come on a BBC platform, did not air, nor is he in the News division.
Well, Mr.Lineker is a popular fellow and this move managed to royally tick off his fellow sports presenters, who all summarily refused to work on Saturday (today) causing BBC to axe most of its sports coverage all day.