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Andrew13,582 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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Panel show CANCELLED after 30 YEARS due to shocking reason - here's why


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BBC BLUNDER: Corporation MELTDOWN after ‘Have I Got News For You’ pulled over Brexit row
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1125665/have-i-got-news-for-you-bbc-latest-news-heidi-allen-cancelled-hignfy-brexit-eu-election
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Hatton Cross3,221 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Interesting that Jacob Rees-Mogg was allowed to appear on HIGNFY just 6 days before the 2014 EU elections, someone who like Heidi Allen was not a candidate. Farage also appeared just over a month before the 2014 elections too.


Yes, but read the reason that the BBC gave Hat-trick again. Taking their reasoning Ree-smog was not a party leader. Allen is the de-facto leader of the Change Party.
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Steve in Pudsey9,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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The Daily Mail and Express will have a field day

Panel show CANCELLED after 30 YEARS due to shocking reason - here's why


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BBC BLUNDER: Corporation MELTDOWN after ‘Have I Got News For You’ pulled over Brexit row
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1125665/have-i-got-news-for-you-bbc-latest-news-heidi-allen-cancelled-hignfy-brexit-eu-election

Even by Express standards that's an awful article.
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Brekkie31,426 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Seems to be a different attitude towards the European elections than the local ones. Whether that is usually the case or if they're being more compliant in the arena of Brexit I'm not so sure.
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Inspector Sands13,595 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Seems to be a different attitude towards the European elections than the local ones. Whether that is usually the case or if they're being more compliant in the arena of Brexit I'm not so sure.

I suspect the restrictions end up having a different effect because they are a proportional vote, party is more important than candidate.


The other big difference this time is that they weren't meant to be happening and the UK was only confirmed as definitely taking part last week so its probably caught some places off guard (even though the rules have applied in some areas for the recent local elections)

The rules are here by the way:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/section-six-elections-referendums

Interesting that if a programme has booked a guest before the election period, they are allowed to appear. Possibly explains last week's guest on HIGNFY
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Ste1,147 posts since 22 Jun 2001
Granada North West Today
Interesting that Jacob Rees-Mogg was allowed to appear on HIGNFY just 6 days before the 2014 EU elections, someone who like Heidi Allen was not a candidate. Farage also appeared just over a month before the 2014 elections too.


Yes, but read the reason that the BBC gave Hat-trick again. Taking their reasoning Ree-smog was not a party leader. Allen is the de-facto leader of the Change Party.


Some might say Rees-Mogg is the de-facto Tory leader Very Happy
gottago2,809 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Panel show CANCELLED after 30 YEARS due to shocking reason - here's why


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BBC BLUNDER: Corporation MELTDOWN after ‘Have I Got News For You’ pulled over Brexit row
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1125665/have-i-got-news-for-you-bbc-latest-news-heidi-allen-cancelled-hignfy-brexit-eu-election

Even by Express standards that's an awful article.

You clicked it, they got their ad money, they don't care.
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noggin14,318 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Seems to be a different attitude towards the European elections than the local ones. Whether that is usually the case or if they're being more compliant in the arena of Brexit I'm not so sure.

I suspect the restrictions end up having a different effect because they are a proportional vote, party is more important than candidate.


The other big difference this time is that they weren't meant to be happening and the UK was only confirmed as definitely taking part last week so its probably caught some places off guard (even though the rules have applied in some areas for the recent local elections)

The rules are here by the way:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/section-six-elections-referendums

Interesting that if a programme has booked a guest before the election period, they are allowed to appear. Possibly explains last week's guest on HIGNFY


I think there is also the issue of 'balance across the piece'. If HIGNFY had a number of party leaders or similar senior politicians scheduled to appear during the EU Election Period, they would have achieved balance over that period. If Heidi Allen was the only party leader (or senior politician) booked for the shows during that time, it would be trickier.

However the argument about the EU elections potentially not happening is a pretty poor one. There was always a reasonably strong likelihood that EU elections were going to happen once it was clear the UK Parliament wouldn't support a 'No Deal' Brexit.

I do wonder if this is an Indie production company thinking they could sail close to the wind, and the BBC Editorial Policy department exerting some control.