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David Cameron should be called 'right-wing Prime Minister' to match BBC's term for Jeremy Corbyn, petition says

Published 16/09/2015

Change.org petition criticises BBC's apparent use of the term 'left wing Labour Party leader' for Jeremy Corbyn (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Change.org petition criticises BBC's apparent use of the term 'left wing Labour Party leader' for Jeremy Corbyn (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A petition calling for the BBC to refer to David Cameron as "the right-wing Prime Minister" has reached almost 8,000 supporters in less than four hours.

Set up on Change.org by Amanda Drury from Lincoln, it criticises the BBC's apparent repeated use of the term "left wing Labour Party leader" when referring to the newly-elected Jeremy Corbyn.

The comment on the petition reads: "Every time Jeremy Corbyn is mentioned in a news report on the BBC he is referred to as 'the left wing Labour Party leader'.

"In the interest of fairness and un-biased reporting, David Cameron should also be referred to in terms of his place on the political spectrum – ‘the right-wing Prime Minister."

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