The Spectator

What on earth was the BBC thinking?

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So the Prime Minister of 10 years standing is answering his final question at PMQs and what does the BBC do? Cut away to a trailer and then the tennis. This is a complete abdication of its public service responsibilities.

It has denied viewers the chance to witness a historic moment. Indeed, it is hard to see what event could have justified cutting away in these circumstances. What is certain is that a second round tennis match doesn’t come anywhere close. 

There is, rightly, collective outrage about this. The BBC needs to admit that its judgement was completely off on this one.

Update: The BBC has apologised.