Sunday evening’s two articles on the apparent unlawfulness and odd practice of the Copeland by-election have sparked huge discussions on social media. Some people are adamant that they heard BBC Question Time host David Dimbleby announce that Labour had held the Copeland seat, while others are doubting it.
Below is a link to the full video on BBC iPlayer, which says it will be available for the next 11 months:
BBC Question Time 23/2/2017 (watch from 25m20s)
We also actually hear that Copeland has been held by Labour, the Tories haven’t taken Copeland [sudden hand gesture].. this is purely surmise at this moment, people at the count looking at people’s faces, I suspect.
Dimbleby’s phrasing is certainly noteworthy. ‘We also actually hear that Copeland has been held by Labour, the Tories haven’t held it‘. This is followed by a flick of the eyes to his left – hearing something…
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