MPs rap BBC for ax­ing Have I Got News over guest Heidi

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY NIGEL NELSON Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor

CHANGE UK is com­plain­ing to the BBC after it dropped Fri­day’s Have I Got News For You.

Bosses canned it 15 min­utes be­fore broad­cast be­cause leader Heidi Allen was on the panel.

They feared that would put them in breach of elec­tion rules so close to May 23rd’s EU poll.

Change cam­paign chief Chris

Les­lie yes­ter­day sent an an­gry

HOST Heidi Allen let­ter to BBC chief Lord Hall say­ing: “Your de­ci­sion raises se­ri­ous con­cerns.”

The MP cited the run up to the EU elec­tion in 2014 when the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage, then lead­ing UKIP, was al­lowed to ap­pear on the show. Mr Les­lie also grum­bled that Change have been left out of a BBC Wales de­bate to­day.

He said: “Peo­ple need a chance to hear from the full range of par­ties stand­ing in the Euro­pean elec­tions.”

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