Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The BBC and Lucy Powell call that a denial?

Further to my report of this morning...

The BBC now report that 'Lucy Powell denies doubts over Miliband pledges'. Of course this being the pro Labour BBC they report the denial rather more prominently than they did the original comment.

The vice-chair of Labour's general election campaign, Lucy Powell, has denied suggesting Ed Miliband could break his election pledges.
At the weekend, the Labour leader unveiled a stone tablet with the party's key pledges chiselled into it.
Asked on BBC 5 live if carving them in stone made them more believable, Ms Powell said: "I don't think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he's carved them into stone means that he is absolutely not going to break them or anything like that."
She went on to say Mr Miliband "stands by his promises". Adding: "It was just another way of highlighting that, which is that he's a guy of principle, of decency, a guy who is tough and he is going to deliver on his promises he set out, unlike some of this opponents."
Is that a plausible denial? The BBC would say yes, but then they are hoping for a Labour election victory.

Watch and listen for yourself...

 So what do you think?

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