Sunday, 25 November 2007

Here's some news that you won't find reported by the BBC

Apparently "An Oldham councillor who was found guilty of benefit fraud has kept his position on the local authority." However the BBC will not be giving this story any prominence because as we read on we discover that "Labour’s councillor Aqeel Salamat was convicted last week of falsely claiming council tax benefits." He's a Labour councillor so in BBC land, this is a story of no relevance - if she had been a Conservative then this would have been one of the top news stories on the BBC website for a while.

The report concludes that "Oldham Labour party has not made any comment." No comment from the Labour party and so no comment by the BBC.

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