Appearing in front of MPs today, Richard Sharp said he believed the programme had more Remainers than Brexiteers as panellists in the lead up the U
Appearing in front of MPs today, Richard Sharp said he believed the programme had more Remainers than Brexiteers as panellists in the lead up the UK leaving the EU.
The flagship politics debate programme airs every Thursday night and gives the public the opportunity to put their questions directly to politicians and high profile public figures.
Mr Sharp said: “I think there were certain occasions where representation was unbalanced.
“If you asked me did I think Question Time had more Remainers than Brexiteers, the answer is yes.”
However, Mr Sharp, who was being interrogated by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee ahead of his expected appointment to oversee the national broadcaster, said he thought the BBC’s overage as a whole was balanced and fair.
He said: “In terms of the breadth of the coverage, I thought it was incredibly balanced, in an extremely toxic environment that was extremely polarised.”
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