Reviewing the papers isn't a labour of love

The BBC appears to have angered bigwigs in the Labour Party with its seemingly endless invites to Westminster blogger Iain Dale to review the papers.

When Dale appears on News 24 to give his verdict, he is now billed as a pundit from 18 Doughty Street. No, Axegrinder hasn’t heard of it either.

Dale spends most of his reviews focusing on anti-Labour stories in papers like the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, mutter Labour’s media managers.

They are now privately threatening to write to the Beeb to insist Dale’s “real credentials” are listed whenever he
appears.

“Just what is this website?” moans one apparatchik at Labour’s HQ. “Dale is best known as a failed wannabe MP who didn’t get a seat at the last election ‒ and should be billed as such.”

Update: Dale responds.

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