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bluecortina850 posts since 26 Jul 2012
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, how is all of this being covered on the News Channels and Mains? Is College Green once again a hive of activity?

On BBC World, Karin Giannone is anchoring LIVE from Delhi for the India elections. I’d imagine the UK story is starting to surpass even that!

The UK story will be resolutely silent until 2200 BST as the polls have opened for European Elections. Today's news will be anything non political so India's elections could certainly see some coverage. Today's the sort of day when packages that are more likely to get dropped on a normal day have a much lower chance of being dropped.


The BBC’s MEP coverage, along with all the other UK broadcasters, will be muted until after all the EU nations have finished voting which is not until 2200 on Sunday.
Moz5,468 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
Wales Today
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, how is all of this being covered on the News Channels and Mains? Is College Green once again a hive of activity?

On BBC World, Karin Giannone is anchoring LIVE from Delhi for the India elections. I’d imagine the UK story is starting to surpass even that!

The UK story will be resolutely silent until 2200 BST as the polls have opened for European Elections. Today's news will be anything non political so India's elections could certainly see some coverage. Today's the sort of day when packages that are more likely to get dropped on a normal day have a much lower chance of being dropped.


I'd expected this, but they're covering the PM's departure - at least on Newsbeat, and online. I didn't think they could report on political stories on election day.
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dosxuk4,203 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, how is all of this being covered on the News Channels and Mains? Is College Green once again a hive of activity?

On BBC World, Karin Giannone is anchoring LIVE from Delhi for the India elections. I’d imagine the UK story is starting to surpass even that!

The UK story will be resolutely silent until 2200 BST as the polls have opened for European Elections. Today's news will be anything non political so India's elections could certainly see some coverage. Today's the sort of day when packages that are more likely to get dropped on a normal day have a much lower chance of being dropped.


I'd expected this, but they're covering the PM's departure - at least on Newsbeat, and online. I didn't think they could report on political stories on election day.


They can, but they are very very limited in what they can do. Factual reporting about politicians themselves is mostly ok, analysis of policies is most definitely not.

They are in a bit of a bind this time around with the conservatives being in meltdown still being a very much active story, so might result in a few more stories than we'd normally see.
cityprod1,967 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, how is all of this being covered on the News Channels and Mains? Is College Green once again a hive of activity?

On BBC World, Karin Giannone is anchoring LIVE from Delhi for the India elections. I’d imagine the UK story is starting to surpass even that!

The UK story will be resolutely silent until 2200 BST as the polls have opened for European Elections. Today's news will be anything non political so India's elections could certainly see some coverage. Today's the sort of day when packages that are more likely to get dropped on a normal day have a much lower chance of being dropped.


I'd expected this, but they're covering the PM's departure - at least on Newsbeat, and online. I didn't think they could report on political stories on election day.


Election Day reporting restrictions apply only to the election itself. You cannot report much in the way of details regarding the election itself, beyond how turnout is being reported, and if certain politicians have turned out to vote. On general election days, there's little happening in Westminster anyway, so there tends not to be much political reporting on those days anyway.

This election day is a little different, not only because of the ongoing Brexit situation, and the Prime Minister being under immense pressure to leave number 10, but also because, it's the first of 4 voting days across Europe. The Netherlands is also casting its Euro election ballots today. Most of the continent votes on Sunday, but Ireland votes tomorrow and a couple of countries vote on Saturday. In all those countries, national and local politics still carries on, but extra care is usually taken with regards to fairness and accuracy when it comes to reporting political stories during a European Election.
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Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
Do note that the Prime Minister won't just hop in a car and leave. It's expected she will give a date for departure this Friday, which will spark the Tory leadership contest.

I can't see that happening - she'll at least wait for the results of the election to see how badly they've done (and if it's not as badly as failed that can be spun as a success). Then after that it's a Bank Holiday, and then half term (I assume Parliament is still having it's recess), and then well it's summer so she might as well hold out till September. And once you get to September no point leaving before Christmas.
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Worzel4,704 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Do note that the Prime Minister won't just hop in a car and leave. It's expected she will give a date for departure this Friday, which will spark the Tory leadership contest.

I can't see that happening - she'll at least wait for the results of the election to see how badly they've done (and if it's not as badly as failed that can be spun as a success). Then after that it's a Bank Holiday, and then half term (I assume Parliament is still having it's recess), and then well it's summer so she might as well hold out till September. And once you get to September no point leaving before Christmas.


Which will be implemented first, Reith across BBC TV News or the PM resigning and a successor appointed? That's the big question. Laughing
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Aaron_20151,099 posts since 11 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Peston seems fairly confident that May will announce her resignation timetable tomorrow, and will actually resign on the 10th June.

It sounds like we could have a new PM before the summer recess if some Tory MPs get their way.

At least the broadcasters can now start to put firmer plans in place for their coverage. Although as we know with May, it could all easily go out the window.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-23/tory-leadership-contest-to-start-10-june-i-am-told-writes-robert-peston/