Monday, November 27, 2006

A BBC take on 18 Doughty Street

There's a BBC article on 18 Doughty Street here that's worth a read.

Thinking about, and often watching, 18 Doughty Street I find the political bias / impartiality issue to be a red herring. What I like about 18 Doughty Street is that it encourages thinking within the right of centre political movement in the UK.

BBC political shows are like football matches, but between at least 3 sides ( though till about a year ago Lib Dem's and Lab seemed to all be trying to score goals in the Conservative's net ).

18 Doughty Street is like getting into the training ground or dressing room and hearing tactics and issues being addressed by many people who are part of the same side.

There is not one strain of thought on the central right - why shouldn't we get to hear that debate ? It means that more party activists and interested parties can get up to speed on the ideas of the time.

This is something the inter party politics of the BBC and other broadcasters fail to deliver. ( And that's without even thinking if they are really unbiased after all ).

PS I note the BBC's link to 18 Doughty Street is to an old site - they just can't help themselves can they.

Tag BBC, 18+Doughty+Street


Anonymous said...

I think the programme has worked out really well, I'm amazed how they can find the quality people to appear, it must be so difficult 4 nights on the trot.

Maybe you will make a guest appearance one night.

Man in a Shed said...

I think I would insist on attending in my pyjamas. However, it perhaps undermines the anonymous blogging thing.